Uniting a community through dining

Friends David Sweeney and Bob O’Connor enjoyed the monthly community meal at the Winsted United Methodist Church on Thursday, Aug. 23. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — For more than 20 years, the Winsted United Methodist Church has brought residents together with its monthly community dinners.

The dinners have been going on for so long that the idea’s origins are murky.

“I don’t even know who came up with the idea,” longtime church member JoElin Williams said. All she knows, she said, is that she’s been cooking for more than two decades and that the meals are prepared with love and dedication.

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