The planning board for the Thanksgiving and Christmas community dinners have announced that the dinners will be held in the McPherson High School commons area at 801 E. First St. for 2017. The dinners are being relocated because of the renovations taking place at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin St.

The 22nd Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

The 21st Annual Free Christmas Dinner will be held on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

The free dinners are paid for through the generosity of area businesses and individuals, and are served by community volunteers.

The board looks forward to serving the community in this way and looks forward to working with the volunteers to make the event possible.

After plans are finalized, more information about each dinner will be made available.