Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The 3rd Annual Hoboken Thanksgiving

The Third Annual Family & Friends Thanksgiving Buffet was a tremendous success Tuesday night, serving more than 200 people between two locations, the Multi-Service Center and the 221 Jackson Street community room. Everyone seemed to have a great time, and all the food was eaten and everyone who came got fed. Each year the event seems to get bigger and better-attended, and is becoming a great Hoboken holiday tradition that is greatly appreciated by our city's seniors and public-housing residents.

Thanks to Luis Acevedo for lots of hard work helping organize, publicize and execute, and to the City of Hoboken, Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Health & Human Services Director Leo Pellegrini; and the Hoboken Housing Authority, Executive Director Carmelo Garcia, for providing facilities and support. Many, many thanks to all of our generous sponsors and volunteers, who were enthusiastically responsive this year, and without whom this would not have been possible.

Jake Stuiver (c) organized and led a Hoboken Thanksgiving now in its 3rd year


Sponsors
Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Stan Grossbard
City of Hoboken Department of Health and Human Services, Director Leo Pellegrini
Councilman Peter Cunningham
Councilman Tim Occhipinti
Toni Tommarrazzo
Cindy Cray
Tony Soares
Rabbi Robert Scheinberg
Dennis Shah and Vegetarian Vision
Frank Palmisano and Biggie's Clam Bar
Rami and Miriam Pinchevsky
Mark Heyer
Amardeep Singh
Keith Furman
Michelle Sager
Chris Baldwin
Vijay Chaudhuri
Deirdre Wall and Greg Bond
Carrie Phillips
Frances Jennings
The staff of Harrison Scott Publications, including Alison Waldman and Joy Selnick
LaTrenda Ross
Nanette Fornabai
Douglas Smith


Mayor Dawn Zimmer (l) at the Hoboken Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday
in perpetual motion as always

Volunteers
HHA Commissioner Judy Burrell
Coach Hicks
Francine Gilliard
Erika Muller
Miriam Acevedo
Noah Acevedo
Tito Grahmz
Xavier Rivera
Evelyn Rodriguez
Sheryl Carrozza
Doris Oliver
Megan Grandetti
David Gonzalez


Talking Ed Note: MSV wishes to salute everyone who participated and made this event a success!