Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Community Thanksgiving Dinner for 500 guests

Lupe Gonzales-Hoyt with Norwood Service League sent an invitation to everyone to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and an evening of live music (guess who's playing keyboard) with your Norwood neighbors this Sunday. She tells us this annual event, co-sponsored by NSL and Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, started with a desire to bring neighbors together after our City underwent a period of upheaval of leaders, the economy, buildings and developments. Attendance has grown over the years, and this year, they’re preparing for 500 guests. But do call right away and make your reservation:

The 4th Annual Norwood Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Sunday, November 23 at 6:00 PM in the Family Life Center, 4255 Ashland Avenue (at Lafayette). Come enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal and pies with family and friends. Or make new friends! Door prizes will be drawn during the evening.

The Love Notes children's choir of Cornerstone Christian Academy will be singing, followed by The Praise Band. The Praise Band members are singers Josie Lindsey, Rachel Jones and Tiffy Biven Lee, guitarists are Ryan Denham, Justin Lee and Matt Wilder, keyboard is Lupe Hoyt, and saxophonist Bill Biven (Pavillion Big Band, Salsa Caliente) round out the evening with contemporary music.

This is a great opportunity to meet and greet neighbors and re-connect with people you grew up with. Please call 924-1200 or 531-3626 to make your reservation. Seating is limited to 500 people. Valet parking available. See you there! This event is co-sponsored by Norwood Service League and Ashland Ave. Baptist Church staffed by volunteers of both organizations.