Thanksgiving co-chairs David Nassar (left) and Thom Galvin, and John Pfundstein
Co-chairman Dave Nassar inspects individual servings of pumpkin pie about an hour before the council hall was filled with Thanksgiving Day guests
District Warden Arthur Gamotis wrestles with a pot of food in the Council 2473 hall
Kitchen volunteers get ready to prepare individual meals for distribution to homebound residents of Northern Virginia on Thanksgiving Day
Getting individual servings of pumpkin pie ready for the Thanksgiving afternoon dinner
Assembling Thanksgiving meals for home bound individuals in Northern Virginia
Volunteers pack boxes of food for distribution to needy and home bound people in the Northern Virginia area
Preparing individual servings of salad to go with the Thanksgiving meals
E.D. White Council 2473 feeds the needy and homebound in Northern Virginia on Thanksgiving for the 30th consecutive year
November 27, 2014 - Members of Edward Douglass White Council 2473, their wives and families, and numerous other volunteers prepared more than 2.8 tons of turkey with all the fixings for Thanksgiving Day meals for more than 2,500 area residents who were needy or homebound, and would not otherwise have had a special meal on the Thanksgiving holiday. It was the 30th annual event, and was an enormous undertaking.
This year's co-chairs were David and Shannon Nassar, and Thom and Marijo Galvinare
The turkey dinners were prepared at the council home in Arlington, Virginia and by volunteers who cooked turkeys at home and brought them in to be make ready by over 250 volunteer cooks, servers, drivers and other helpers.
Hundreds of area residents were transported to the council hall for a sit-down dinner on Thanksgiving afternoon in buses and vans made available by Bishop O'Connell High School, Marymount University and the Jhoon Rhee School of Karate, as well as by Uber DC.
Volunteers also delivered Thanksgiving dinners to hundreds of home bound individuals who were unable to travel to the council home.
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