The 2020 Edmond Thanksgiving Dinner has been Canceled

Out of an abundance of caution and due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, we have made the unfortunate and disappointing decision to cancel this year's event. We thank you all very much for your efforts this year, and we very much hope that we can get back to some normalcy next year.

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.

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Unfortunately, we've made the tough decision to cancel this year's event due to the dangers associated with the pandemic. For more information, please read our notice at the top of this page.