The Halfway Restaurant is happy to let the community know they are hosting their third annual free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be serving a full-course traditional dinner, including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, dinner rolls, beverage and pumpkin pie for dessert. Owners Melissa Brower and Michelle Wordens’ motto is: “Whether your cupboards are bare, the kids are away, or you just don’t feel like cooking, the community is welcome to come and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.”
They would like to make it clear to the public that even though donations will be received, they don’t want their dinner guests to feel any obligation to donate. Although, they will be collecting donations throughout the entire holiday season with all proceeds going to local food pantries.
Melissa and Michelle have owned and operated the Halfway Restaurant for 15 years and this is their personal way of reaching out and thanking the community at large. The restaurant is located at 10792 14 Mile Road (between Wabasis Ave. and Lappley Ave.) in Rockford. The phone number is (616) 754-9084.