LEE- House in the Woods hosted veterans, their families, and other community members for Thanksgiving.
Sergeant Joel House was killed in Iraq in 2007.
Shortly after, a veterans retreat, House in the Woods, was opened.
“We wanted to do something in memory of my son,” said Paul House, House in the Wood’s executive director. “He loved to hunt, fish, and recreation. We thought it was a great way to keep his memory alive.”
On Thanksgiving, they opened their doors to the community, offering turkey, ham, and all the other Thanksgiving favorites.
“I’m glad to be able to give back to the veterans who served our country for so many years. Some of them gave all,” said House in the Wood’s head chef, Paul House.
In past years, they’ve had crowds of up to one hundred people.
Stevens said it wouldn’t happen without the volunteers.
“It’s tedious work standing there for hours sometimes, peeling and cutting. I have a great staff,” Stevens said. “There’s a great staff here today helping out. Lots of hands make light work.”
House in the Woods is also collecting donations for veterans in the skilled nursing unit.
You can drop off items from their wishlist at House in the Woods or the Bangor Veterans Home.