Centerton's first Mayor's Thanksgiving dinner drew more than one hundred community members out to enjoy some smoked ham and turkey, along with quite a few homemade dishes.
"I just put out a call to the community and said, 'Guys, lets get this together,' and everybody donated to this," Mayor Bill Edwards says. "We had a lot of corporate sponsors like Harps, Doma Bella's and First National Bank of Rogers... and we asked people to bring covered dishes so we'd have plenty of food."
Edwards says he originally came up with the idea on the campaign trail.
"When I was running for office, I did a lot of door knocking out here and I met a lot of people who were home alone for Thanksgiving," he says. "Senior folks, single moms, single dads, and I thought this may be a good opportunity to get some of their families together and meet their neighbors."
Claudia Powers came out to eat with her family, and says it reminds her of the small town where she grew up.
"I think it's a wonderful idea," she says. "It gets us all together, out of our homes where we can all meet. It's wonderful. We know we can depend on anybody here."