73rd annual Pep Thanksgiving Festival preparations underway

73rd annual Pep Thanksgiving Festival preparations underway
Martha and Bobby Markham of Sudan have been coming to Pep for Thanksgiving dinner since 1951

HOCKLEY COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - Preparations are underway for the 73rd annual Pep Thanksgiving Festival.

Organizers say the festival began after WWII to welcome military members home with a warm meal.

Now, 73 years later, the town continues to host the Thanksgiving lunch.

The festival raises money for St. Philip Neri Church on FM 303 & St. Philips Rd.

The congregation cooks Pep German sausage, turkey and all of the trimmings for $12 a plate for adults and $6 a plate for children 6 and under.

This year, they plan to make 6,500 pounds of German sausage and 3,000 pounds of breakfast sausage.

The lunch will take place at Pep Parish Hall off FM 303 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November, 22.

The church’s country store will be filled with baked goods, crafts, sauerkraut, homemade bread, and more.

Take-out plates are available until 2 p.m.

For more information on the Pep Thanksgiving Festival, call 806-933-4324.

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