Feast warms bodies, spirits

November 26, 2010 • Local News

Away from the outside cold, warm holiday spirit and cheer filled the Disabled American Veteran’s Hall Thursday as at least 100 volunteers and attendees enjoyed a Thanksgiving Day meal.

Community Volunteer Program held its annual free Thanksgiving feast, which featured smiles, music and, of [auth] course, turkey. “The turnout is great,” said Johnny Gonzales, the event’s director.

With at least 65 cooked turkeys ready to be served, this year marked the 33rd annual year.

“Thank the Lord. … I’ll never retire,” Gonzales said. “We want to thank the whole city of Roswell.” Gonzales gave a big thanks to the large turnout of volunteers, too, saying at least 75 residents came out to lend a hand.

“This is what makes Roswell — the volunteers,” said Judge Eugene De Los Santos, who was one of the many volunteers.

“I think it’s great,” he said.

In addition to all of the dinners served at the hall, Gonzales said five drivers were expected to home deliver hundreds of plates of food. (Matt Arco Photo)

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

« »