CASSOPOLIS- Sunday, every room of the Cass County Medical Care Facility, 23770 Hospital St., was packed to the brim with residents and families alike enjoying a holiday feast.
The government-run nursing home hosted its annual Thanksgiving meal at noon Sunday. With a meal consisting of a turkey and traditional sides and desserts, the day’s event drew more than 300 visitors.
According to Administrator (in training) Christian Lutes, the Thanksgiving meal has been hosted at the facility for more than a decade.
“This is our way of thanking our residents and their families,” he said. “We are just grateful to be a part of the community and to be able to serve the community.”
Once the meal was over and the facility was cleared of its hundreds of visitors, Lutes said staff had to begin preparing to do it all over again for a meal to be hosted for residents who were staying in facility on Thanksgiving Day.
“We do this a little bit early so we can have a big Thanksgiving here, but people can also celebrate with their families on Thanksgiving Day,” Lutes said. ” We cook twice. We do this for the families, then we cook this meal all over again for our residents on Thanksgiving Day.”