Briefly noted in Kingston (11/24/21)

Volunteer Andrea Cancer fills a person’s bag with a turkey. (Photos by Phyllis McCabe)

Volunteers Stephen Hirsch and Tim Stenson work in tandem with pies.

Volunteer Stephen Hirsch hands over an apple pie.

Volunteer Jack Becker hands another volunteer a frozen turkey.

Volunteer Rita Schabot reaching for a pound of butter to put in bags.

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People’s Place turkey day

People’s Place in Kingston was a beehive of activity on Monday morning, November 22 with its annual Thanksgiving giveaway of turkeys and everything in between for a full-course traditional dinner.  According to executive director Christine Hein, over 1,400 people signed up to receive their meal, including yams, stuffing, cranberries, butter, pies and other side dishes.  Diamond Mills of Saugerties donated 525 turkeys and the rest were bought by People’s Place and the community. ShopRite donated 500 pies.

Everything Greek at annual bazaar

St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church in Kingston held its annual Greek Bazaar this past Friday and Saturday.  The Bazaar is known for its homemade Greek pastries such as baklava, kourabiethes and koulourakia, made by the parishioners and hot dinners, such as leg of lamb, moussaka and chicken and pork souvlaki, prepared on site. This year Grab-N-Go was offered whereby people could order online and pick it up, as well as having tables available to dine in the church.  There were also holiday tables filled with handmade and new items for sale.

During the litany of the Four Directions. (Photos by Phyllis McCabe)

Chief Nick ‘Red Cloud’ Miles of the Powhatan Nation singing and drumming the Creator Song.

Drumming and singing the Creator Song.

Pastor Rev. Renee House and Rev. Linda Miles, wife of Nick Miles, participate during the Green Corn ceremony.

Choir director Dewi Pangaribuan sings the Lord’s Prayer.

Native-American Thanksgiving service in Kingston

Thanksgiving was celebrated a little early last Sunday in Kingston. The annual Native-American Thanksgiving Service was concelebrated at the Old Dutch Church with pastor Rev. Renee House and Chief Nick ‘Red Cloud’ Miles.  In the summer of 2013 the Old Dutch began a process of reconciliation and healing from the relational breaks that resulted from the bloody conflicts between the Dutch and Native Americans during the colonial period in the Hudson Valley. Sunday’s service included a Native-American smudging ceremony, a Green Corn ceremony, singing, drumming, scripture readings and celebration of the Lord’s supper. Following the ceremony, attendees were invited to lunch at the hall or sandwiches and soup to-go.

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