It’s been over 30 years that the annual Thanksgiving community celebration has been produced and presented at the Garberville Veterans Hall.

This year the tradition continues with the traditional Thanksgiving meal served from noon to 4 p.m. at the John Haynes Memorial Veterans Hall. All are invited to share in the festivities. Do not stay at home feeling alone, ignored or deserted. Know that people do care about you.

Volunteers will also deliver meals by auto to those folks who cannot get out to share in the celebration. Please contact Meals-On-Wheels at the Healy Senior Center to insure that your name and address is on the list. And you won’t even have to do dishes.

Members from the business community and various angels from our neighborhoods typically share in the financial support for this endeavor. Checks or money orders can be mailed to the Turkey Fund c/o GVA at P.O. Box 133, Garberville, CA 95542 or dropped off at the Credit Union Veterans Turkey Fund account #1837. Donations can also be hand delivered only to Dr. Brian Ormond.

Those who want to help in the preparation of the meal are encouraged to arrive at 10 a.m. on Tues. and Wed., Nov. 22 and 23, and/or on Thanksgiving day prepared to work. Please bring your favorite apron and sharp knife if possible.

Other volunteers are needed to help with various setup tasks including table setting and decorating on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

On Thanksgiving Day people will be needed to help serve the meal, play music, eat the delicious food, and share why they are thankful and grateful. Several people will be needed throughout the day to help tidy up, do dishes and at the end to return the building to its normal spick and span condition.