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The meal will be hosted at Cornelius Elementary School. Anyone is welcome at the event.

COURTESY OF THE WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE  - Community members gather at Cornelius Elementary School for the Cornelius Community Thanksgiving Dinner.For the sixth straight year, community partners are organizing the Cornelius Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

The no-cost meal is provided by the city of Cornelius, in partnership with Centro Cultural de Washington County and the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The meal is made possible with the help of volunteers and several other local businesses and organizations.

The holiday dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 4-7 p.m. at Cornelius Elementary School at 200 N. 14th Ave.

People who attend will have a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner.

"This is such a great event that would not be possible without the support and love from our community partners and local businesses," said John Bennett, Cornelius chief of police, in a statement. "The Community Dinner gives us all the opportunity to sit down, share a meal, and simply talk to each other. It truly exemplifies what makes Cornelius an All-America City."

Anyone is welcome at the meal, which is expected to serve 400 people.

Other event sponsors include the Forest Grove School District, Swallowtail Waldorf School, Washington County Police Officers Association, Western Washington County Firefighters Association, Albertsons, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Reser's Fine Foods, Sonrise Church, Starbucks and Walmart.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the event or learning more can contact the city of Cornelius at 503-357-9112.


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