Families and friends are invited to share the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Mesquite Community and Senior Center located at 102 W. Old Mill Road.

The annual dinner, hosted by the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services 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 2,000 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 Belalcazar (gbelalcazar@mesquitenv.gov) or Krissy Thornton (kthornton@mesquitenv.gov) 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.