Goodfellows expect 400 for free public Thanksgiving Day dinner

MISSOULA COUNTY

kevin By Kevin Maki, KECI Reporter, kmaki@keci.com
POSTED: 12:31 PM Nov 21 2012   UPDATED: 6:02 PM Nov 21 2012
Goodfellows expect 400 guests for free public Thanksgiving Day dinner
MISSOULA, Mont. -

The Goodfellows famous, free, public, Thanksgiving Day dinner in Missoula expects 400 some guests tomorrow.

Fuddruckers may be known for its hamburgers. But not tomorrow.

The restaurant is getting ready for its annual Goodfellows turkey dinner with all the fixings.

Volunteers started the tradition 26 years ago.

Everybody is welcome.

"We have people that are homeless. We have families,"said Missoula Fuddruckers owner Russ Klare, "we have people that are dressed up."

At one time, said Goodfellow Don Hege, "it was a Goodfellows dinner. Anymore, it's a community dinner. We have so many people with such phenomenal hearts that just want to get in and help."

The dinner runs from 10 until 2 Thanksgiving Day.

Fuddruckers is located at 2805 North Reserve Street in Missoula.