PIE DELIVERY - Volunteers deliver 40 pumpkin pies from Sweetie Pies to the Upper Room to be stored in the walk-in freezer until they are served at the 15th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Patrick's Parish Center at 3109 Sacramento Street in Placerville. Other pie donors include Carrows, Abels Acres and Kid's Inc for a total of 100 pies. Left to right, Marybea Varvel, of Camino, Helga Meisinger, and Maria Geiger, both of Gengenbach, Germany.
VOLUNTEERS COOK 45 turkeys ahead of time at the Upper Room for the Thanksgiving Day meal to be served at St. Patrick's Church from 1 to 3 pm Thanksgiving Day in Placerville. Left to right, Marybea Varvel, Camino, Alison Youmans, of Placerville and Philip Faiferek, of Placerville. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
KEEPING COOL - Marybea Varvel, of Camino, Upper Room volunteer, places a pie in the walk-in freezer alongside containers of turkey stock for making gravy. The Upper Room is able to accept donations for the Thanksgiving Dinner all year long and they can be stored in the freezer until the preparations begin. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene