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Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

posted Nov 4, 2013, 11:16 AM by Joy Eastwood   [ updated Mar 13, 2014, 1:49 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Families and Friends. The City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services will be hosting its annual “Community Thanksgiving Dinner” on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mesquite Community and Senior Center located at 102 W. Old Mill Road.


The annual dinner is a free event open to everyone.  It’s not just for the needy or unfortunate.  This event ensures that all members of the community, regardless of income, have a meal to enjoy with others on the holiday; that no one in Mesquite is hungry or alone,” “It’s an excellent way to come together to celebrate the fact that we live in a great community” said Griseyda Belalcazar, Senior Services Supervisor. Last year the dinner served over 2,200 people along with 330 meals delivered to homebound seniors. 


The dinner is only made possible through the generosity of individuals, businesses, groups, clubs and the City of Mesquite. If you, your business, or organization is interested in contributing time, money or product, or you have additional questions please contact Griseyda ( or Krissy Thornton ( at 346-5290. 


Volunteers are needed in the preparing for the meal, cooking and assisting in the kitchen during the day of the event, serving, homebound meals (drivers), cleaning up, and in providing entertainment.  Volunteers must pre-register prior to the event with Krissy Thornton, no walk-ins will be allowed.


For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.