Thornton Township Holiday Dinner serves hundreds

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by Ernst Lamothe

Holiday Dinner
More than 1,500 people were served at Thornton Township’s Holiday Dinner. (Photo: Ernst Lamothe)
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 9, 2017) – Thornton Township held its annual Holiday Dinner at South Suburban College on Saturday, December 9. More than 1,500 people were served.

Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli, the Board of Trustees, and Township Clerk Jacqueline E. Davis-Rivera hosted the holiday dinner for residents. Clerk Rivera said, “I am so grateful that we have made it another year and this is our 17th year doing this. We gave away hundreds of turkeys because we are here to serve the community.”

Holiday Dinner
Zuccarelli walked the fieldhouse shaking hands as people lined up to receive holiday dinners. (Photo: Ernst Lamothe)
Zuccarelli said, “We enjoy any opportunity that we have to bring the community together for fellowship and to serve them in any way that they need. This annual holiday dinner is something that people look forward to every year, and it will continue to grow. We appreciate our residents and want to show them support in every way.” Zuccarelli walked the fieldhouse shaking hands as people lined up to receive holiday dinners.

The Human Relations Commission volunteered and helped serve dinner. Trustee Joyce Washington is Chair of the Human Relations Commission. “We are very thankful this holiday season to give to those that have given so much to the township,” said Washington. The dinner also included live entertainment.