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Free community Thanksgiving Day dinner

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Date(s) - 11/23/2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sonora United Methodist Church


The Sonora United Methodist Church will hold it’s annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

The free dinner will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Turkey, and a vegetarian main dish will be provided along with mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, gravy and rolls.  All are welcome. Anyone who wishes to bring a dish to share is encouraged to bring a dessert.

This year’s dinner will be served in memory of Bill Dunlavy.  A native of Sonora, William Dunlavy Sr graduated from Sonora High School in 1946.  Throughout his life, Bill savored summers spent at the Pinecrest family cabin. An avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman, Bill loved hiking, backpacking, and catching native trout. After retiring from Union Carbide, Bill increased his community work becoming a pillar in local organizations, including the Sonora Lions’ Club, Korean War Veterans, Sons in Retirement and the Columbia College Foundation among others.  Bill served in many ways at the Sonora United Methodist Church and baked and carved many turkeys for the annual Thanksgiving Dinners that the church has provided for the community for many years.  Bill passed away this year on August 3rd.  Bill’s son, Bill Jr will be carrying on his father’s tradition and be in the kitchen ensuring a fabulous meal this Thanksgiving.

The church is at 90 Yaney Ave., diagonally opposite the Tuolumne County courthouse in Sonora.

Donations of canned food for the Mother Lode Food project green-bag program will be accepted and volunteers are being sought for the dinner.

For more information, call (209)532-4850 or (209) 536-1206.