The time is quickly approaching for all of Edmond to become a city-wide neighborhood and work together to make the annual Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner a success.

The menu for this year includes turkey w/ gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing,
sweet potatoes, green beens, a bread roll w/ butter, and pumpkin pie.

Established in 1981

This Edmond Thanksgiving Day tradition started in a small way in 1981 with the Paradise family invited some people from their own families to join them for the traditional dinner. Since then, the tradition has grown greatly and only the ballroom at UCO can accomodate all the guests.

5000 Dinners Annually

The event is quite an undertaking for the few Edmond churches who have accepted the task of donating and preparing the traditional dinner for about three thousand diners.

400 Annual Deliveries

In addition, about four hundred dinners are delivered to individuals who cannot make it to UCO. The spirit of giving extends further with the surplus being donated to the Hope Center, Breakfast on Boulevard, the Samaritan House, Mobile Meals, Cook's Nite Out, and the Jesus House.

600 Volunteers

This annual event would not be possible without the over six hundred Edmond volunteers who pitch in from the Saturday before Thanksgiving to the Friday after it.

Photo Gallery

Take a look at some of our past annual dinner events and volunteering efforts.


Check out our sponsors, without whom we wouldn't be able to contribute each year.

Contribute to the Community

At the dinner we all become the big family of Edmond by enjoying traditional food and also the fellowship of our extended family. Everyone is welcome to come and sit down in a beautiful setting for a few hours to connect with others in our community. If you wish to help make this dinner a reality by volunteering, please click here to sign up.