Senior centers to host community Thanksgiving dinners

The Uinta Senior Citizen Centers of Evanston and Bridger Valley are pleased to host a community Thanksgiving dinner at each respective senior center.

Traditionally, the Evanston senior center has been host to a community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. This year, however, it will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the day prior to Thanksgiving.

In addition, the senior center in Mountain View will open its doors for a community Thanksgiving dinner on the same date, Nov. 22. 

Both centers are excited to offer a traditional Thanksgiving feast to any and all — and at no charge. Senior center officials would like community members to attend the dinner as their way of saying “thank you” to the many citizens, businesses and organizations that support the senior centers throughout the year.

Without the encouragement and support the senior centers receive, they would be hard-pressed to maintain the services and programs that  benefit so many people in the communities. Officials would like to take this opportunity to show their appreciation to the volunteers, patrons, clients and all who remain steadfast in their support.

The financial contributions through grants and donations are invaluable to the centers’ sustainability. The centers will not be requesting financial assistance this year to host the Thanksgiving dinners.

Officials said to watch for further details, soon, promoting the senior centers’ “8 Days of Giving” campaign. This promotion will assist the centers financially and help senior citizens during the Christmas holiday. Your volunteerism and financial support in the next few weeks will assist the centers in providing for senior citizens who are in need of assistance and who will appreciate the hand-up during the holiday season.

Officials said it is an exciting campaign, and the centers will be forthcoming with details very soon. They ask that community members please plan to share a Thanksgiving meal, which will be cooked and served by staff at the centers, on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

As has been the case the last couple of years, there are other entities that will provide Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Senior center officials ask that community members join them the day before and allow them to say “thank you” to all in our communities.

Both dinners will be from noon - 2 p.m., and Meals on Wheels will deliver a Thanksgiving feast to the homebound on the same day.

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