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Opelousas will once again hold annual Thanksgiving dinner for less fortunate

Posted at 3:42 PM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 16:42:27-05

The City of Opelousas will be hosting its 3rd Annual Thanksgiving dinner for the less fortunate residents of St. Landry Parish.

Organizers say the dinner is a way to help out those who are not fortunate enough to have a Thanksgiving dinner or someone to share Thanksgiving Day.

The dinner will also have a drawing for those who attend.

The Thanksgiving Dinner will be hosted at South Street Elementary, on Thursday, November 22, 2018, from 11:00 -1:00 pm.

Transportation will be provided by the Opelousas Police Department from the following locations for residents that need a ride to South Street Elementary.

Organizers ask that those needing transportation to the dinner be at the following locations by 10:00 am on November 22, 2018.

  • Holy Ghost Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Villa
  • Donald Gardner Stadium
  • Yambilee Building
  • Men’s Refinery Shelter

Donations for the Dinner are still being accepted.  Monetary donations, gift cards or goods can be given to the following committee members.

  • Police Chief Donald Thompson     
  • City Councilmen Julius Alsandor
  • Marian Gallien
  • Toni Effingger & Joe Effingger
  • Doretha & Ceasar Veazie
  • State Representative Dustin Miller
  • Albert Semien & Theresa White