SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER AND VINTAGE HOUSE FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER RETURNS TO IN PERSON SIT DOWN MEAL
For years, the Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma’s Rotary, Vintage House and many, many others have teamed up to serve over 500 free Thanksgiving dinners to local residents. Led by an all-volunteer crew, the free dinner has become a much-loved tradition in the Sonoma Valley, bringing together a broad cross-section of the community. This year the event will return as an in-person sit-down meal located at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall.
As always, the meal will be made using locally sourced, fresh ingredients and will include all the traditional Thanksgiving fare. Longtime Sonoma Community Center volunteer and Rotarian Gary Edwards, along with his co-chef Daniel Quijada will lead the dinner preparations. Local groups and individuals including Bright Event Rentals, Elaine Bell Catering, Paul’s Produce, Sonoma Market, and Joanne Romanini Distributing have also donated supplies and ingredients for the event. As in previous years Vintage House will provide all of the desserts for the dinner.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the Free Thanksgiving Dinner back to an in-person event this year so we can enjoy a meal with all the friends and neighbors we’ve missed the past two years,” according to the Center’s Josh Cutler, “after all, our local community really is the focus every year.”
The Free Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall at 126 First Street West, with the doors opening at 3:00PM and meals will be provided until the food runs out. Meals will be available on a first come, first served basis and all are welcome to attend. There is no cost to attend, however, donations are gratefully accepted to help offset the cost of producing the event.