Feast for free on Thanksgiving Day

GJ agencies, restaurants lay it all out for holiday

PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON—Taunya Gemberling and her six-mo.old daughter Leah Gemberling enjoy a Pre-Thankgiving dinner at Cactus Canyon Tuesday afternoon.Taunya’s sister Christine Davis(cq)is eatting with them(left)Cactus Canyon was expecting 200 people for its inaugural holiday feast.Along with volunteers from Grand Valley businesses Cactus Canyon provided a free Thanksgiving dinner to those less fortunate living in the Grand Valley.Limousine service provided complimentary transportation from area shelters to Cactus Canyon for the dinner.Sent as CATCUS CANYON DINNER 11-24.

If you’re looking for some camaraderie and a free Thanksgiving meal, check out these local options:

For starters, Grand Junction’s Rescue Mission, 550 South Ave., is hosting a Thanksgiving meal on the holiday’s eve at 7 p.m. tonight.

The Salvation Army is hosting its annual dinner again this year. It will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 249 South Fourth St.

Johnny 50’s Old Fashioned Pizza is taking a break from serving pizza pies and instead will serve turkey with all the fixings on Thanksgiving. Owner Amber Odneal said the third annual event should bring in more folks than years past.

“I usually do it at my house, but then I bought this place, and we just thought we’d have Thanksgiving here,” she said. “I love to feed people.”

Dinner will be served from 1- 4 p.m. at the restaurant at 569 32 Road, in the City Market shopping center. The restaurant is cooking about four turkeys, and folks can bring a dish to share. The restaurant’s pizza operation will be closed for dinner.

Social time with a group Thanksgiving dinner to follow starts at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, 1022 Grand Ave. Dinner will be followed by board games and more social time into the evening.

Jordan McGinnis of Homeward Bound, a homeless shelter at 2853 North Ave., said more churches this year are taking Thanksgiving meals to people in their homes. The shelter passed out 40 boxes of food for families.

One business got an early start on serving turkey. Cactus Canyon, 3210 I-70 Business Loop, on Tuesday sent limousines to area shelters to pick up people and feed them at the nightclub.


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