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Valley Creek Eatery and IGA to provide free Thanksgiving dinner


November 23, 2010
BERLIN — For a fourth year, the Valley Creek Eatery will be partnering with IGA Foodliner in Berlin to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner to Berlin and Gorham low-income families and elderly residents, according to Penny Binette, one of the organizers.

"We thought there was a need for the elderly to get together and also to help families who are down on their luck," Ms. Binette said.

Many took advantage of the offer last year and are expected to again. "We did 240 meals last year…it was definitely up there," Ms. Binette said of last year's dinner. "Berlin City Dealership staff drives and delivers the meals to homebound clients." She also said that there was going to be transportation available to the eatery from North County Transit and the Gorham Recreation Department.

Tickets to the event are available at the Berlin Welfare Department, Tri-County Community Action Food Pantry, the Berlin Senior Center, the Good Shepherd Parish, the Salvation Army, Androscoggin Home Care, the Family Resource Center in Gorham, and the Gorham Town Hall.

The event happens on Thanksgiving, and according to Ms. Binette, it will go on from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. She added "It's a great event where a lot of people come together and donate their time…a lot of people are pitching in and helping out."

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