Thanksgiving Community Meal Brings People Together
Family and friends gathered around the table of gratitude a few days early at the Thanksgiving Community Meal in Saguache yesterday. About 200 people were in attendance to enjoy a hearty plateful of the traditional fixins of turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and more. The food was delicious and prepared and served by a group of volunteers, this year working with The Colorado Trust Fund to bring grateful hearts together under one roof at the Community Building on November 22.
Once everyone had taken their seats, the evening opened with a prayer of gratitude by local pastor, Major Rettig. The hall was filled with lively conversation and laughter as generations of families from diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs broke bread together in honor of the national day of gratitude which will officially take place this Thursday, Nov. 25 – Thanksgiving Day.
This year the entire cost of the meal – which was $1,000 – was picked by The Colorado Trust (CT), a health foundation dedicated to ending inequalities that affect racial, ethnic, low income and other vulnerable populations. After the meal, Arden Trewartha, a representative from the CT announced that the foundation would be having a heighten presence in the community, as the trust asks the question what does Saguache need to be a healthier community? The trust has already gathered a small group of people to help to begin answer this questions, however they are looking for more people to become involved. If you are interested in serving as a member of this committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.