Jim and Minnie Knych at the 2017 Community Thanksgiving Dinner – SJ Update photo

Thank you for another wonderful Community Thanksgiving Celebration!

We want to give a special thank you to the 100+ volunteers who pitched in to make this wonderful Community Thanksgiving Dinner happen.  Sometimes there were a dozen people in the kitchen mashing potatoes, chopping salad, stirring gravy or washing pots.  Out in the dining room another bunch of volunteers served the food, drinks and dessert, cleared tables, and refilled coffee cups.  In order to conserve kitchen space, the “potato boilers” braved the wind, cold and rain outside.   

Just like a big family dinner there’s always another chore to be done at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner and everyone pitched in to help. The teamwork was phenomenal. Of course this is all made possible by the generous support from King’s Market, Islander’s Insurance, and our multitude of service organizations. Additionally, having a location to gather is essential.  In the early years we were able to use the Grange building and everyone enjoyed the “homey” atmosphere. As the number of diners grew, we were fortunate to be welcomed by the Mullis Community Center.  A special thanks to both locations for your many years of support. 

It is very satisfying to look around the dining room and witness the smiles as people reconnect with old friends or make new friends.  There is nothing like sharing food to bring people together. 

It is the sense of community that makes San Juan Island special. Thank you San Juan Island. 

Jim & Minnie Knych

Here are a few photos of this year’s dinner:

(all photos by Tim Dustrude for San Juan Update)

Posted on November 24, 2017 at 12:17 am by

Categories: Community, Dining, People
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  1. You guys ROCK!!! Happy Thanksgiving Jim & Minnie!! XO

    Comment by alison on November 24, 2017 at 12:56 am

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