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Anza LDS Church, F,U.N. Group celebrate festive Thanksgiving


Last updated 12/10/2017 at Noon

Bill Donahue poses with Bishop’s Pantry staff, church members and volunteers after loading Donahue’s truck with donated food for the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group Thanksgiving dinner, which was in Anza Thanksgiving Day. Diane Sieker photo

For the last seven years, the Friends Uniting Neighbors Group hosts a festive Thanksgiving dinner for the residents of Anza and the surrounding areas free of charge. Volunteers organize, cook, serve and clean up the whole event; some have been involved for years.

The group typically serves about 20 turkeys and eight or 10 hams, plus all the other side dishes needed to serve 150 to 200 people for Thanksgiving. Due to limited cooking space in the Community Hall kitchen, some volunteers even prepare meats and casseroles at home and bring them ready to serve to the hall for dinner.

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