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Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be Held in the West Bayfront

Published: 11/22/2020

Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be Held in the West Bayfront

Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be Held in the West Bayfront

West Bayfront community partners will host the third annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 22. This year, due to COVID-19 safety precautions, the meal will be available for take-out with two distribution points: the MLK Center, 312 Chestnut Street; and the Salvation Army, 1022 Liberty Street.

The Community Thanksgiving Dinner was launched in 2018 by partners from within the West Bayfront community who come together to serve neighbors a delicious, warm holiday meal. In 2020 it is anticipated that more than 300 free meals will be served to West Bayfront residents and community members.

The dinner is the result of a true collaboration among neighbors and West Bayfront organizations. The Erie MLK Jr. Center, First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul’s, St. Marks Episcopal Church, six neighborhood associations, and dozens of volunteers, all play important roles to make this event a success.

In addition to resources provided by the coordinating organizations, this event is made possible thanks to funding from several generous sponsors including Marquette Savings Bank, Bayfront Convenience Store, the Erie Community Foundation, and several individual donors.

About Our West Bayfront:
Our West Bayfront is a citizen-led neighborhood improvement organization dedicated to the revitalization of Erie's west bayfront neighborhoods. OWB seeks to improve quality of life in the West Bayfront by promoting civic involvement, thoughtful development, historical preservation and neighborhood pride. OWB was created in 2014 by residents and community partners from Erie’s West Bayfront neighborhoods with support provided by Gannon University. The 843-acre area served by OWB is bounded by the Bayfront Connector to the west, West 12th Street to the south, Sassafras Street to the east and Presque Isle Bay to the north, and is home to more than 13,000 residents.