With COVID restrictions still in place, the annual free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will once again be served up “to go.”
This year, the event has expanded its reach from its Gibsons base to Sechelt. On Monday, Oct. 11, between 4 and 6 p.m., community volunteers working out of the Gibsons Legion Hall and Holy Family Church Hall will prepare, dish up and package individual dinners of turkey, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, and a dessert.
Organizers emphasize this is a community dinner – an opportunity for us all to share in a meal although we must still dine apart from one another. In the spirit of thanksgiving, there is no charge to anyone, so that all may enjoy.
Planning to attend? Please text or call 604-865-2011 before Oct. 9 and let them know how many meals are requested for your household. Please provide the name and contact number of the person doing the pickup, and preferred time and location. Volunteers will deliver meals to those who are immune-compromised, self-isolating or otherwise housebound.
This event grows each year, with more community groups participating. The core group of volunteers and organizers rooted in the Gibsons Christian churches working together have looped in members of area service clubs, businesses, and the Elphinstone Culinary Arts students to ensure that all who wish to, may enjoy a traditional “home-cooked” dinner. Won’t you join us?