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Deliveries Up At Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving!

Deliveries Up At Annual

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

The Oneonta Elks Club enjoyed another full house at this year’s annual community Thanksgiving dinner, serving hundreds of guests and delivering nearly 300 meals to locals! Above, Ambrose Santiago gets a laugh thanks to Ed Leone’s turkey hat as he ladles up gravy for his turkey. Whether your preference is  white or dark meat, event volunteers Janet Quackenbush and Debra Berrios , right, had you covered. Guests could also enjoy selections of sweet breads, pies, as well as produce and Chobani yogurts. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com

Thanksgiving Chef Preps Final Thanksgiving Meal

Since A Teen, He’s Served His Community

Thanksgiving Chef Preps

Final Thanksgiving Meal

Oneonta’s Nick Carpenter, is seen above preparing gravy base for tomorrow’s community Thanksgiving dinner at The Elk’s Club, which will mark his final night as head chef of the event. Nick has been a part of the dinner since he was twelve years old, and two years ago took over as head of the kitchen with help from sisters Molly, Maddie and father Neil. “The numbers of people have been rising every year. Last year we served around 550 people. Coming out and seeing is a mood lifter, it puts a smile on your face for sure!” Out in the ballroom 260 take-out dinner pre-orders were being assembled by  volunteers including Leigh Briscoe-Dwyer, Laurens, right, seen here scooping coleslaw. Dinner will be served tomorrow with all the trimmings starting at 12:30pm – 2:30pm on Thanksgiving Day. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

Community Gathers To Give Thanks Together

Community Gathers

To Give Thanks Together

The tables and plates were packed as people flocked to the annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner this afternoon at the The Elks Club and sponsored by St. Mary’s Church and The Lord’s Table. Above, event volunteers Ambrose Santiago, Oneonta, and Emily Berrios, Oneonta, serve salad and fruit to Theodora Barber, Oneonta during the first hour of the doors opening. At right, Bill Abbott, Oneonta, goes to find his seat with a full plate. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Thanksgiving 5K Run

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THANKSGIVING

TURKEY TROT – 9 a.m. Start Thanksgiving day with a 5K run or 2.5K walk to support Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care. Registration, $35 day-of. Oneonta Boys & Girls Club, 70 River St., Oneonta. 607-432-5525 or visit www.Hospice5k.com

COMMUNITY DINNER – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Celebrate Thanksgiving with the community. Transportation or takeout available. All welcome, no charge. Oneonta Elks Lodge, 84 Chestnut St., Oneonta. 607-433-0356 or visit www.facebook.com/LEAFinc/

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Community Potluck Dinner

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HARVEST SUPPER – 4 – 7 p.m. Community potluck supper to celebrate autumn. Bring a dish to pass, tableware, beverages, enjoy meal with friends. Features live music by Stoddard Hollow String Band, games for kids on library lawn. Main St. between River & Fair St., Cooperstown. E-mail kristen mgriger@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/GrowingCommunityCooperstown/

BENEFIT BREAKFAST – 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pancake breakfast, raffles to support Corena Martin, who has worked as Laurens School Nurse and volunteered with Laurens Fire & Emergency Departments, as she battles deals with health problems. Laurens Central School, 55 Main St., Laurens. 607-432-2050 or visit www.facebook.com/otsegonyfirewire/

Sunny Skies & Hungry Neighbors at 2nd Annual Community Dinner

Sunny Skies & Hungry Neighbors

at 2nd Annual Community Dinner

After helping set up the tables on Dietz St. for the Community Dinner, OJCA volunteers Tevin Jones, left, and Aliyah Johnson, right, sit down to enjoy some of the food brought by the guests. Perfect weather, live music, face painting and good company made the event an enjoyable time. The event, hosted by Destination Oneonta, is now in it’s second year. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Animal Shelter Fundraiser

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MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER – 6 – 8 p.m. Celebrate wonderful life of Dr. Gahleb with wife Jill, Susquehanna Animal Shelter. Cost, $100/person includes 2 drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction. RSVP by 9/20. Veranda, The Otesaga, Cooperstown. 607-547-8111 ext. 101 or visit www.facebook.com/Susquehanna-Animal-Shelter-121696841223218/

BENEFIT 5K/MILE – 9 a.m. Run/walk in Mindful Mile & Fight Hunger 5K to benefit the Riverside Back Pack Program, providing Oneonta school children food over the weekend. Registration from 8-8:45 a.m. Cost day-of, $25 for 5K, $15 for Mile. Alumni Field House, SUNY Oneonta. 607-436-3337 or visit oneonta.sodexomyway.com/explore/mindful_mile

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 30
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 30

Independence Day Fireworks

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FIREWORKS – Dusk. Celebrate the declaration of Independence. Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. Visit cooperstownchamber.org/calendar-of-events/#!event/2018/6/30/fireworks-in-cooperstown

BOOK FAIR – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Find rare, interesting books and ephemera the Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair. Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2800 or visit www.cooperstownantiquarianbookfair.com/

6th Annual Harvest Dinner Hosts Friends, Food

6th Annual Harvest Dinner

Hosts Friends, Food

With evening temperatures in the 80’s, it felt more like summer than fall, lending itself to the large crowds attending the 6th Annual Harvest Dinner this evening in Cooperstown. Food, family and friends came out to dine with their neighbors in a celebration of harvest bounty and community. Above, Daphne Money, Cooperstown, Todd Snelson, Oneonta, and others partake of the bounty that stretched between Fair Street and River Street.(Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 19
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, JAN. 19

‘Local Heroes’ Exhibit

Opening Reception

 

14-19eventspageART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. Meet the artists behind the “Local Heroes” exhibit. Project Space Gallery, SUNY Oneonta, 108 Ravine Pkwy., Oneonta. Info, www.oneonta.edu/academics/art/gallery/gallery.html

PICKLEBALL – Noon-2 p.m. Come learn the sport. Gymn floor, Clark Sports Center, 124 Cty. Hwy. 52, Cooperstown. Info, www.clarksportscenter.com

CONSERVATION MEETING – 12:30-3:30 p.m. Discussion of manure spreading strategies to reduce nutrient runoff. A must for farmers spreading or storing manure this winter. Otsego County Meadows Complex, 140 Ct. Hwy. 33W. RSVP by 1/12, (607)547-8337 ext. 4. or email weaverb@otsegosoilandwater.com

AUDITIONS – 3-6:30 p.m. Catskill Choral Society opens auditions for new members and potential Dox Apprentices. Unitarian Universalist Church, 12 Ford Ave., Oneonta. Call 431-6060 to schedule and appointment.

Elks Club Packed For Community Thanksgiving

Elks Club Packed For

Community Thanksgiving

Mary Ann Hartmann, West Oneonta, who has been volunteering at the Elks Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for 20 years, was in her element preparing plates of food for dinner guests this afternoon. Volunteers and organizers worked through the night preparing food for the event, sponsored by The Lord's Table and St. Mary's Food Bank,  before delivering 225 meals around the area and serving hundreds in the Elks social hall. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Mary Ann Hartman, West Oneonta, who has been volunteering at the Elks Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for 20 years, was in her element preparing plates of food for dinner guests this afternoon. Volunteers and organizers worked through the night preparing food for the event, sponsored by The Lord’s Table and St. Mary’s Food Bank, before delivering 225 meals around the area and serving hundreds in the Elks social hall. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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