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Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 4:21 p.m.

Pre-Thanksgiving dinner for low-income families, seniors set for Thursday in Ypsilanti

By Julie Baker

The Behavior Workshop and Washtenaw Community College-Harriet Street Center Staff will be hosting the 17th annual Pre-Thanksgiving Community Dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Perry School, 633 Harriet St. in Ypsilanti.

The dinner is meant to feed the needy, low-income families and senior citizens throughout the city of Ypsilanti.

Participants will be served by volunteers from Washtenaw Community College, Parkridge Community Center Staff and local Ypsilanti Public School District students, according to a news release.

Last year, the dinner fed more than 200 families, including those at group homes and the homeless. This year because of the poor economy, the organizations plan to double last year’s attendees. There will be door prizes and free entertainment provided by Behavior Workshop founder and program director Tyrone Bridges.

If you would like to make monetary or food donations toward this year's dinner, contact Bridges at or 734-444-4841.



Wed, Nov 16, 2011 : 9:48 p.m.

This is great to see. The volunteers who organized this should be thanked by the community for their worthwhile efforts.