Snohomish Senior Center hosts free Thanksgiving dinner SNOHOMISH - The Snohomish Senior Center will be opening its doors to the community for its fourth annual free Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 22.
The center will open at 10 a.m. and people can play cards, cribbage and pingpong. The center also will have the traditional Thanksgiving Day football games on the television.
The dinner provided by the center will be served at 11:30 a.m. and includes turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Guests are asked to bring a side dish to be served potluck style, senior center coordinator Nancy Keith said.
Keith started the tradition of serving Thanksgiving dinner four years ago and has seen the number of guests double in the years since.
“A lot of our members that come to the center don’t have family in the area or don’t feel comfortable driving,” Keith said.
A lot of the center’s members bring their family to the dinner, too.
“It’s almost like an extended family,” Keith said. “They want to host Thanksgiving at their house or apartment but don’t have the room. It’s a varied group of people.”
Keith said the center hosted 50 guests at its first Thanksgiving and expect up to 100 people this year. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend.
If you’d like to make a contribution to the senior center’s Thanksgiving, it will accept donations of turkeys, or paper plates, tablecloths and napkins. Call the center at 360-568-0934, or stop by at 506 Fourth St.