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  A Point Richmond Thanksgiving
November 22, 2010

Make it a Point Richmond Thanksgiving by “Shooting the Wild Turkey” and heading up to the First United Methodist Church for a short service and a community Thanksgiving Dinner.
The Turkey Shoot
Thu, Nov 25, 10:30 AM: Annual Turkey Shoot! Meet in front of the Plunge - Bring noise makers including animals and kids! WEST COUNTY NOTES: The arrival of Thanksgiving means it's time for the annual Turkey Shoot in Point Richmond. The morning procession will meet at the Richmond Plunge at 10:30 a.m. for a trip through the business district to the front of The Spot, a local watering hole where celebrants will listen to the ceremonial reading of the Turkey Shoot poem. Monroe Benschop has the honor of reading the poem, which gets an additional verse each year. The celebration concludes with the "Gobble, gobble, gobble" cry and a toast consisting of a shot of Wild Turkey. Organizers advise those who join the parade to bring a musical instrument or other noisemaker. See Our Neighbors: Gobble! Gobble! Point Richmond's Wild Turkey Tradition Returns for the 2009 Turkey Shoot and http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=6529009 for the 20008 Turkey Shoot.
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Thanksgiving Dinner for All
Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving Feast- Interfaith service at 11:30 am, Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings served from noon to 2 pm. Contact Deby McFadyen at dsmcfadyen@hotmail.com to help or contribute.
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GRIP (Greater Richmond Interfaith Program) Looking for Volunteers and Donations
GRIP is seeking Thanksgiving Day Volunteers! Volunteers will help prepare and/or serve a hearty Thanksgiving Day meal to 250-300 homeless and hungry people in the West County Community. Sign up today, contact Kia Croom, Program Director at 510-233-2141 or email atkcroom@gripcommunity.org. GRIP, 165 22nd Street, Richmond, California 94801, 510-233-2141. If you wish to donate food, canned goods and other holiday items, please contact Kia Croom at 510-233-2141 ext. 304. We are presently collecting the following items: Desserts, Canned Veggies, Turkeys, Seasonings, Stuffing Mix, Celery, Onions.