Pleasanton Weekly

News - December 14, 2012

Rotarians serve early Christmas dinners to 275 Pleasanton seniors

31st annual event fills Pleasanton Senior Center with festive dinner, entertainment

by Jeb Bing

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton welcomed 275 seniors Sunday to its 31st annual free Christmas dinner at the Pleasanton Senior Center.

Members of the club hosted the seniors starting at noon after decorating the center and preparing the tables starting at 7 a.m. Roast turkey, gravy, dressing and all the trimmings purchased from Girasole Restaurant began arriving about 11 a.m. on special food trucks provided by Open Heart Kitchen and its director Linda McKeever, a member of the Rotary Club.

Christmas music was provided during the luncheon by Don Lewis, Ed Rouquette and Michael Teague.

As a dessert of pumpkin pie and whipped cream was served, Santa Claus arrived on stage, followed by a group of the Rotarians' children to close with a Christmas sing-along.

This year's event was managed by Jim Isaac and Harvey Kameny.


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