Nov 20, 2012 5:16 PM by Sarah Arevalo

Salvation Army hosting free Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday

TUCSON - The Salvation Army will be holding its 28th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday. This year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner is expected to serve over 3,500 meals.

This free dinner is celebrating its 28th year and is a holiday tradition open to the public this Thursday, Nov. 22nd at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Ft. Lowell Rd. from 11am-1pm. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for guests while volunteers and cooking staff begin working at 5 a.m.

The public can look forward to a sit down dinner, holiday entertainment by Kids Unlimited and a hot multi-course turkey meal with all the trimmings. After dinner, children can receive a gift from The Shyann Kindness Project and a take-home sack lunch. Over 300 home-bound individuals will also receive home delivered meals.

"From the generous food donors, to turkey carvers, food and delivery service, and of course our wonderful guests, this truly is a community event," says Ashley Lueders, Salvation Army PR Director. Many groups and businesses have helped and steped in to provide thousands of pounds of food for the event. Even local school children got involved, designing festive placemats and decorations for the tables again this year.

Sun Tran bus passes are also available for transportation to the event. Contact The Salvation Army, 1001 N. Richey Blvd. 795-9671.


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