Everyone is welcome to the 28th annual Twin Ports Thanksgiving Buffet 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center.

Hundreds of community volunteers serve more than 5,000 meals at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and through deliveries to homebound residents. The community is invited to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, including roasted turkey, potatoes, gravy, and dinner rolls. Free transportation to the DECC is provided by the Duluth Transit Authority. The buffet will be held in the Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall of the DECC's City Side Convention Center.

Homebound residents in the Duluth, Two Harbors and Cloquet areas who would like to request a home delivery meal can call (218) 723-6484. Requests must be received by noon today.

The College of St. Scholastica works with many local businesses and organizations to make the buffet possible. Leftover food is donated to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.

The event also features a children's craft corner, books for kids and a visit from Santa.

The DTA's Thanksgiving holiday service, sponsored by National Bank of Commerce, features two special shuttles, Turkey Bus 1 and 2 that transports passengers directly to the DECC from selected sites throughout the Twin Ports. They will operate between the DECC and the Duluth Transportation Center, as well as other sites including the Damiano Center and CHUM.

In Superior, the shuttles will operate from the Royalton Manor, 14th and Tower Avenue, Clifford Lund Residence and Solid Rock Mission.

Monetary donations are welcome to support the buffet. Please send to the College of St. Scholastica, attention: Thanksgiving Buffet, 1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811.