Thanksgiving Meal

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Helping the Hungry

By Betty Predmore

Holtville California-Preparations are underway for the Community Thanksgiving at Holt Park. Sponsored by Turning Point Ministries, along with donations from various churches and individuals throughout Imperial Valley, this is an annual event that seems to get bigger each year. Several hundred people are expected to attend this year’s event which will be held on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The event was started some years back with the intent of reaching out to the homeless and hungry in the community and providing them with a warm, delicious Thanksgiving meal. It has grown over the years to become a time of gathering with families and enjoying a delicious meal without the fuss of cooking at home. It is also a favorite among the local Snowbirds. There is no cost to enjoy a delicious meal of turkey, dressing, and all the sides. Turning Point invites the community to share an afternoon of good food, family fun, and fellowship as we let the true meaning of the holiday shine through.