Emphasis on giving

A rafter (what a group of turkeys is called) of opportunities to share a feast with your neighbors abounded around this Thanksgiving.

It was a packed house (with a line out the door) at Los Sures – Southside United’s 14th annual community Thanksgiving
District Leader Tommy Torres (3rd from left) brings Thanksgiving joy to the residents of Cooper Park Houses. Also pictured Principal Maria Ortega (3rd from right) from MS 126 and Julia A. Foster (2nd from right)

On November 17, Los Sures – Southside United fed over 600 guests at their 14th annual community Thanksgiving held at The First Spanish Presbyterian Church, Resurrection Williamsburg. Ramon Peguero, Exec. Dir. of Los Sures – Southside United, mentioned the first year they held this Thanksgiving they gave away five turkeys.

This year Los Sures gave away 200 turkeys in addition to the feast for 600 with some help from The First Spanish Presbyterian Church, Resurrection Williamsburg, The Church of God of Prophecy, Freehold Brooklyn, St. John’s Brooklyn, The 90th Precinct, The United Methodist Church of South 3rd Street, A.C.C.I.O.N., Community and Parents Day Care, The Helping Hands of Williamsburg, Nuestros Niños; local stores, and community members.

PS 250 held their 2nd annual Thanksgiving celebration the day before Thanksgiving. Last Thanksgiving Principal Roseanne Lacioppa came up with the idea to have students and their families come together to celebrate at the school. The families help with the meal preparation and serving – as the school is multicultural the cuisine runs the gamut from empanadas to spaghetti and of course turkey. The dining times are staggered by grade level to allow for the over 200 that come to eat. The 2nd and 3rd grade classes dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans and made their own placemats, which listed what each child was thankful for.

District Leader Tommy Torres distributed 50 turkeys to the residents of Cooper Park Houses. Dan The Man Baby from the CAS fund sponsored the event helped by Abby at Hispanic Family Services, Julia A. Foster, Margie McCarter Tenant Association, Principal Maria Ortega from MS 126, Tara Atson and her 5th Graders from PS 110, PS 132’s Ms. Bach, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, District Leader Linda Minucci , William Rodriguez, Brian Vargas from Williamsburg Sports League, among others.

Author: The Greenline

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