Peggy Woodard

The Klickitat Landing Café served up a memorable feast on Thanksgiving for more than 80 people.

The Klickitat Landing Café was the place to be on Thanksgiving Day last week. Over 80 people showed up for their First Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast, with meals taken out to those who could not make the trip in. Tim Carpenter, owner of the Café, said it was his wife’s idea. Brenda had heard it was cheaper to eat out than to cook a big dinner, so she told Tim, “Let’s start a new tradition.” Tim thought it was a fine way to thank the Klickitat community for all the support they have given the Cafe, and so a tradition was born. The Café opened May 23 of this year.

The menu had all the favorites of the Day—turkey (three were consumed), ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce, the works, and lots of pie. The doors opened at noon, and people were still coming in at 4 p.m. to enjoy visiting with friends, neighbors, and loved ones, while partaking of a free Thanksgiving meal.