SCC, Vintage House host Thanksgiving dinner
A VOLUNTEER FILLS a diner’s plate last Thanksgiving at the Sonoma Community Center.
With less than a week until Thanksgiving, the Sonoma Community Center and Vintage House senior center are both gearing up to feed hundreds a full Turkey dinner with all the fixings – entirely for free.
Vintage House has offered a festive and free Thanksgiving to Sonoma’s elderly population for years, as well as providing meals to homebound seniors who can’t make it to the dining hall. This year’s feast takes place at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, when a crew of volunteers will present the meal they spent hours cooking.
Home meals will be delivered by volunteer drivers from the Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Valley between 1 and 2 p.m. Any Valley seniors interested in reserving a spot either in the dining room or for a meal delivered hot at home, must contact Vintage House no later than Friday, Nov. 16, by calling 996-0311. The senior center is at 264 First St. E.
Over at the community center, dinner service also begins at 3 p.m. and continues until there’s nothing left to eat. Volunteer chefs Mark Bramfitt, Matt Murray, Gary Edwards, Jon Deiderich, Sue Patterson and Lisa Thayer will whip up a buffet meal packed with all the Thanksgiving standards, some with a Wine Country twist.
A limited amount of wine will be sold by the glass, but guests are also encouraged to bring wine to share with tablemates. Attendees are also asked to bring a homemade dessert to share, if possible. No reservations are required.
Volunteers are needed to help make the center’s event a success. Specifically, volunteers to clean up are sought, and anyone available to lend a hand should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 938-4626, ext. 1.The center is located at 276 E. Napa St.
Both organizations offer these dinners for free with extensive help from the local business community, but cash donations are still needed to offset the cost of the free event.