Everyone is invited and as many as 1,000 people could show up Thursday for a free Thanksgiving dinner at Angie’s Restaurant. Angie’s owner Saboor Sahely has been doing this for more than 25 years as payback to those who welcomed him when he came to Logan from his native country, Afghanistan.
On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2013_11_21_328_16474_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday,</a> Sahely said the turkey dinner is for those who can’t afford a meal and others who don’t want to eat alone on Thanksgiving.
Sahely said that the annual tradition makes him feel like the king of Burma.
“It’s a hustling and bustling day. It’s very exciting,” Sahely said. “We look forward to it. When everything is ready, when you open the doors the spirit is there, the feelings are there, the employees are psyched up and we just can not wait.
“We just want to be able to take care of the community and hopefully make some money for the charity. It’s a win-win situation.”
He said this year’s charity is Options for Independence and those who can afford to pay will make that contribution to the non-profit. Options for Independence helps make life easier for people with disabilities.
The hours for the free Thanksgiving dinner will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Angie’s, 700 North on Logan’s Main Street.