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When Evanstonians give back to their "village."

I was so honored that Bruce Allen King invited me to this beautiful pre-Thanksgiving dinner for Evanston's seniors at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center yesterday.

More than 175 seniors enjoyed a full-on Thanksgiving feast, including turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, green beans, and more. Evanstonian and chef Brett A Stein of Brett Anthony Foods donated the groceries and chefs Bruce King and Horace Combs donated their time and talent to cook it.

Teya-Michelle Covin, also known Sugar Baker, created the outstanding desserts (they were gone in a flash) along with Bianca from Miss B. Bakes.

The event was the brainchild of George Dotson and Horace Combs who talked about it five years ago, and made it a reality this year.

George's wife Della Dotson and her sisters created the beautiful decorations.

Justin "Wynners," students who have been selected by the Justin Wynn Fund to develop leadership skills, served the seniors.

Pastor Kenneth Cherry Sr. offered grace and everyone enjoyed food, family, and camaraderie.

You can enjoy this heartwarming day by watching the short video. Just sorry that you can't smell and taste the food!


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