FRAMINGHAM – Wednesday night, more than 100 volunteers, spanning generations, peeled potatoes, sliced onions, and diced carrots in anticipation for the 28th Annual Curtis Family Thanksgiving dinner at Eagles Hall on Thanksgiving Day.
Mark and Karen Curtis, and volunteers, are expected to serve more than 2,o00 free Thanksgiving meals either at Eagles Hall today between noon and 6 p.m., or via delivery to those in need at their home. Anyone who is alone on Thanksgiving, Veterans, or those in need are welcome to stop by for a free Thanksgiving dinner during the 6-hour period. No questions asked.
Last night, families, Framingham High sports teams, Scout Troops, and others volunteered to peel, cut, and chop vegetables.
The boys ice hockey team spent the night peeling and cubing butternut squash. The girls ice hockey team and the Framingham High field hockey team also volunteered.
The Framingham High boys swim team – as they have the past couple of years – was in charge of the onions. They were joined by a couple of members of the girls swim team.
Framingham High Rotary Club members helped with the turkeys.
This year, Access Framingham had a booth where individuals at the prepping party could give shout outs. Access Framingham is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
Karen Curtis said one of her favorite memories was of a Girl Scout Troop making Thanksgiving cards for those who attended the Thanksgiving dinner. She even saved a few cards created by Troop 72082.
Members of that Scout Troop were back for their 10th year at the peeling party. They are now sophomores at Framingham High but started volunteering as first grade Brownies.
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