LOGAN – Thanksgiving means a lot to Saboor Sahely. He has fond memories of that Thanksgiving he had more than 40 years ago, when he was alone and broke and had just arrived in Logan from his home country Afghanistan. It was that Thanksgiving when someone invited him to share their turkey dinner.
Now Saheely, the owner of Angie’s Restaurant tries to give back by inviting those who can’t afford a meal or who don’t want to eat alone to come to Angie’s for dinner – free of charge. Those who come are invited to make an optional donation to charity.
“We’re excited because this year’s charity is the Cache Food Pantry,” he said.
Saheely said the hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, and that is “organized chaos” getting ready.
“If you drive by the restaurant you will see the number of people walking through the door,” he said. “But it is a fun day. The employees are excited, I am excited and we look forward to it.”
He said that logistically, feeding so many people pushed the restaurant and its crew “to the max.”
“But do you know what? We’ve been working on it and we’ve been doing it for so many years,” he said. “We’re hoping and praying that everything will work out all right and we’ll be able to take care of our customers that day.”
Saheely came to Logan for a degree but said it wasn’t long before he knew Cache Valley was the place he wanted to call home. Since then he has helped family members and others come as well.