Thanksgiving with the Community

11.22.14-JMES-Thanksgiving_IMG_9360On Saturday, November 22, 2014 the Western Addition Beacon Center at John Muir Elementary School hosted the 11th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Luncheon. CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist and Barbara Wenger joined three of our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) to volunteer at the event. Other volunteers included teens from Mo’Magic, the First Baptist Church, the Art Institute of California-ABK Honors Society and John Muir Parent Leadership Group and staff. 
11.22.14-JMES-Thanksgiving_IMG_9348Everyone got full plates of delicious turkey and gravy, sweet potatoes, greens, and macaroni and cheese, followed by chocolate cake and cookies.
During the lunch entertainment included Ms. Somoan, Minister Alexis Carr and April Carr, Sam Jackson and Ryan Marchand,and wonderful first through fourth grade students of Handful Players, as well as SGI-USA Golden Gate Chorus, Kori Jones, and Western Addition Beacon Center Lil Devs and Modern Jazz.
Check out more photos from the day at our CommunityGrows Flickr Photostream.