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Plenty of turkey to go around

Cooks at the Sonoma Community Center and Vintage House senior center worked overtime on Thanksgiving feeding almost 700 people.

The Sonoma Community Center, which moved its annual community feed to the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building, served more than 460 meals, while Vintage House served about 225 meals.

Diners started lining up at the veterans building by about 1 p.m. – a full two hours ahead of the 3 p.m. opening.

One diner said there weren’t as many main courses this year, with no ham or salmon, but there was plenty of turkey, sausage – and shrimp.

“Our menu is based on what our donors have, and this year Whole Foods had shrimp instead of hams and salmon,” said Toni Castrone, the community center’s executive director.


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