Mad River Union
ARCATA – Arcata’s traditional Community Thanksgiving Dinner will take place again this year, but under different auspices. For 2015, the free public holiday meal is being arranged by area faith-based organizations and the Arcata House Partnership.
The Community Thanksgiving Dinner is set for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.
According to a fundraising letter sent out by organizer Leslie Zondervan-Droz, the faith and service groups are cooking most of the food and organizing volunteers to set up, serve the dinner and then clean up.
Zondervan-Droz is appealing to local businesses to help with funds for renting the gym area and kitchen at the center, plus the food and supplies. The rental fee is $700, while supplies include the food, paper plates, cups and utensils.
An initial $500 is needed to reserve the space, and another $500 to $600 for the remaining expenses.
Checks should be made out to Arcata House Partnership and designated for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Donations may be sent to Arcata House Partnership, 1005 11th St., Arcata, CA 95521. For more information, contact Leslie Zondervan-Droz at (707) 953-6300.