Sonoma Community Center and Vintage House Co-Hosting Free Thanksgiving Dinner!

For several years, the Sonoma Community Center and Vintage House have each organized free Thanksgiving dinners, serving up a delicious meal to hundreds of members of the community who may be alone for the holiday.  This year the two organizations are teaming up to co-host one big Thanksgiving feast to be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018 from 3:00-5:00PM at the Sonoma Veteran’s Memorial Hall located at 126 First Street West, Sonoma, CA.

Longtime Sonoma Community Center volunteer, City Council Member, and Rotarian, Gary Edwards, along with his co-chef Daniel Quijada will lead the dinner preparations and will be supported by an all-volunteer crew.  Local groups and individuals including Elaine Bell Catering, Paul’s Produce, Sonoma Market, Clover Dairy, and Joanne Romanini Distributing will also donate supplies and ingredients for the event.

The two organizations will be serving up a delicious buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, but more importantly the event will create the opportunity for community members to come together for connection and celebration.  The Free Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall.  Doors open at 3:00PM and dinner will be served until 5:00 PM.  Seating is on a first come, first served basis and all are welcome to attend.  Attendees are asked to please bring a dessert to share as part of the annual tradition.

“One year after the devastating wildfires that tore through the Valley and across the County, we have so much to be grateful for. In this spirit of gratitude, we are thrilled to be collaborating with the Community Center on this free community Thanksgiving event and to help nourish Sonoma Valley residents with a delicious dinner and a sense of belonging.”

Priscilla Essert

Executive Director, Vintage House

“We are excited to be joining forces with Vintage House this year to create one big community Thanksgiving celebration. We expect this to become the first of a new annual Thanksgiving tradition in Sonoma Valley. This collaboration is just another example of how “it takes a community” to build community during the holiday season,”

John Gurney

Executive Director, Sonoma Community Center