For years, the Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma’s Rotary Clubs, Vintage House and many, many others have teamed up to serve over 500 free Thanksgiving dinners to local residents. Led by an all-volunteer crew, the event has become a signature tradition in the Sonoma Valley.
The festive occasion returns on November 23 to the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 First St. W. Doors open at 3pm and meals are served until the food runs out. All are welcome to attend.
There is no cost to attend, however, but donations are gratefully accepted. Longtime Sonoma Community Center volunteer and Rotarian Gary Edwards (above), along with his co-chef Daniel Quijada will lead the dinner preparations. Local groups and individuals including Bright Event Rentals, Elaine Bell Catering, Paul’s Produce, Sonoma Market, and Joanne Romanini Distributing have also donated supplies and ingredients for the event. Vintage House and Williams-Sonoma provide the desserts.