Villager Suzanne Patterson and Antioch student Meli Osanya help themselves to a portion of the feast. (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)
This year’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner was the biggest one yet, according to organizers, with about 400 villagers sharing dishes and eating together on Thanksgiving Day. The event, organized by the Interspiritual Council, began 11 years ago with 89 attendees and has grown each year — last year’s event served about 350.
Ali Thomas, Charlotte Walkey, Rick Walkey and Dave Goodman, from top left in rear, were among those sharing food and conversation at the First Presbyterian Church, converted for an afternoon into a banquet hall for a potluck Thanksgiving feast.
David Hendrix, Susan Snow and Antioch College student Jamana Snow successfully navigated the buffet line, and had piled-high plates to prove it. Organizers estimate that at least 400 people attended this year’s Community Thanksgiving dinner, the largest ever.
Counterclockwise from top, Doug Roberts and Chris Roberts shared a table with Larry Halpern and Gail Keen. All four admirably cleared their plates.
Even the kids’ playroom overflowed with food, conversation and another year of sated diners at the annual Thanksgiving event.