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Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary

11-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_8753On a rainy Saturday, November 19th, 2016 many organizations in the Western Addition came together to offer Thanksgiving to residents and families. 11-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_8909The lunch included a program with youth from Handful Players, the Western Addition Beacon, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Hayward Reconnect, and the Buchanan YMCA, as well as the SGI Chorus. 11-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_8859
11-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_872611-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_874511-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_8896Safeway, Bi-Rite Market, Santa Clara Natural Organic and Mo’Magic also provided delicious turkey, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, salad and cornbread, as well as pumpkin pie and chocolate cake. CommunityGrows BEETS helped out serving food and greeted folks at the door. 11-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_881311-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_877811-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_8931 At the end of lunch 30 turkeys were raffled off to lucky residents. Here is Ms. Jeanette Dupas-Walker, an active grandmother of youth at John Muir.11-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_8935It was a very homey day with many long time friends and partners. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! For more photos, check out our Flickr Photostream here.

Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary School

IMG_4944The Western Addition Beacon Center at John MuirElementary School presented their 12th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Luncheon on Saturday November 21, 2015. CommunityGrows staff and BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped to make the day a success. Families and friends were greeted in the auditorium, transformed to beautiful room festooned with holiday cheer and tables set with decorations made by the youth. IMG_4897Lunch was served up with the help of the BEETS IMG_4937and everyone enjoyed the entertainment, supplied by Handful Players, the SGI-USA Golden Gate Chorus and others. IMG_4948Luminaries like Maysha Bell, Western Addition Beacon Director, London Breed, President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and Shawn Mansager, Principal of John Muir Elementary School enjoyed the festivities as well. There was a turkey and food basket raffle that allowed many guests to leave feeling happy and thankful for the day. For more photos see our CommunityGrows Flickr Photostream here.IMG_4866