Thanksgiving 2017

CBN/RI Senior Center Thank You Shout Out from Lisa Fernandez

Volunteers: Mary Coleman, front, is surrounded by Wendy Hersh, Joyce Short, Amadou Keita, Lisa Fernandez and Judy Berdy
Volunteers: Mary Coleman, front, is surrounded by Wendy Hersh, Joyce Short, Amadou Keita, Lisa Fernandez and Judy Berdy
Photo courtesy of the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association

As we learned early, Thanksgiving 2017 at the Senior Center was an exciting success with more than 70 meals served. CBN Director Lisa Fernandez wants to say "Thank you" to all those who helped make it so special.

The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association and the Roosevelt Island Senior Center (Carter Burden Network) Thanksgiving Day Luncheon was a huge success!  Big team effort and many dedicated volunteers made this day possible.

We all wrapped up the afternoon with full bellies and hearts full of thanks.  

Many local vendors that made this possible

Gristedes – Louis

Cornell Tech / Star Catering Group – Gabriel Solano

Wenger Farms at the Green Market – Izzy

Hope Church shared goodies from their Thanksgiving Dinner

Wholesome Factory – Angie

Lynn Shenozaki – delicious homemade cookies

Brenda Vaughn for her last minute pickups at Costco, and then donating

Our great team of cheerful volunteers

Louella, husband Michael- even her kids and brother Neal joined in!

From Hope Church; Melissa Wade, Markeisha Sadlia, Dawn Boykin, Catherine Drenth, and Gage.

Slaghaniya & Niki from the school

Judy Berdy

Joyce Short

Amadou Keita – my husband - jumped in and worked the coffee and beverage area

Special Thanks

A special Thanks to Mary Coleman and Wendy Hersh, who are on both the RIDA Board and the Senior Center Advisory Council.  They are the back bone for this Thanksgiving Event.  Without them this would not happen.  

I personally want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone that helped, from donations thru clean up!  And to everyone who celebrated the day with us, thank you.  We could not have done it without you. 

Next time you see one of our volunteers or visit one of the vendors who so generously donated, give them a big thank you!!

Lisa Fernandez, Program Director, Roosevelt Island Senior Center

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