Tracy Dvorak
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November 17, 2011
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Free Thanksgiving meals around the valley

That first Thanksgiving in 1621 was about sharing and celebrating the harvest bounty. That tradition lives on. Here's a list of places opening their hearts and hearths for those who are needy, alone, or just don't want to cook.

THE ATRIUM OF GRAND VALLEY

Senior citizens are invited to a free Thanksgiving buffet which will be served from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24. The Atrium is located at 3260 N. 12th St. Guests are asked to RSVP to 970-256-0006.

MESA VIEW RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Mesa View, located at 601 Horizon Place, is also inviting local seniors for a free Thanksgiving feast noon Thursday, Nov. 24. RSVP to 970-241-0772.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

All are invited to a community Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, at 1326 N. First St. For more information, call 970-242-7204.

THE SALVATION ARMY

These folks always do a wonderful, free spread for Thanksgiving. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, at the Elks Lodge in downtown Grand Junction, 249 S. Fourth St. Plenty of turkey and gratitude are on the menu. A side note: Catholic Outreach Soup Kitchen is closed on Thanksgiving.

HOMEWARD BOUND HOMELESS SHELTER

The homeless shelter is taking names for those in need who would like a Thanksgiving dinner food box. Call 970-256-9424. Salvation Army also does Thanksgiving food boxes, but call soon before they're all gone, 970-242-7513.

CACTUS CANYON

Nightclub by night, Thanksgiving Day meal site by day. For the third year in a row, the club, located at 3210 I-70 Business Loop in Clifton, is serving up fixin's for the homeless and needy of our community. Contact General Manager Mark McClure at 970-434-0320 for the time and date.


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