Thanksgiving events show generosity and fellowship in Roswell

November 28, 2013 • Local News

Turkey and all the fixings are served during the Community Volunteer Program’s Free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving day. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Diners and volunteers trickle in and out of the front door of Veterans Memorial Hall on North Montana Avenue shortly after noon on Thanksgiving Day.

About 200 sit inside the American Legion venue, munching on turkey, mashed potatoes, pies and other seasonal treats at the annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner organized for more than 20 years by Johnny Gonzales.

Roswell resident Augustine Alvarado, 83, has attended the meal for the past three or four years “mostly for the fellowship,” he said.

“I get to see a lot of people that I haven’t seen for a long time,” he said.

Free Thanksgiving at the legion is one of the most well-known and well-attended Login to read more

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