Jessica Cejnar Andrews / Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023 @ 10:16 a.m.

Volunteer Slots Still Available for Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Kyra Seymour serves up green beans and stuffing at last year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Del Norte County. | Jessica C. Andrews

Ten volunteer positions are still open for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner next week, Crescent City Foursquare Church Roger Bodenstab says.

Folks dished out about 1,200 plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans and pumpkin pie at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds last Thanksgiving. Bodenstab said he expects a repeat this year and is looking for people who can volunteer from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Volunteers who can assemble to-go plates, pie servers, table runners and folks who can help clean up and take out garbage are needed, Bodenstab said.

“As far as donations, we’re doing everything in bulk,” he said. “We’re cooking at the Crescent Elk kitchen — big thank you to Del Norte Unified School District for making that available. We’re not taking any food donation items, but if folks would like to donate monetarily they can go to”

The Community Thanksgiving Dinner costs about $6,000 to put on, Bodenstab said. The church has raised nearly $4,000 for the event so far, he said.

Though food donations aren’t necessary, people can donate socks and items for hygiene kits that will be available to those who attend. The Del Norte County Library will also be donating books, Bodenstab said.

Anyone can come celebrate Thanksgiving. The free event will be held from noon-2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.


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