Thanksgiving with all the trimmings

A tradition for more than 35 years continued Wednesday afternoon at Fuller Hall as Crestview Nursing and Rehab hosted local senior citizens for a Thanksgiving potluck.

“This is a great event,” said Jill Scott, marketing director for Crestview Nursing and Rehab. “Thanksgiving and all of the holidays can be joyful or sometimes a sad time. It’s nice to come together to celebrate Thanksgiving.”

“It’s fun to get together with good food and I look forward to seeing all the people each year,” she said. “And just look at the turnout. People love this.”

Scott said Crestview administrator Stacy Geopfert and other staff members were on hand to dish up the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Crestview Culinary Director Michael Peterson prepared the main dishes — turkey, dressing and potatoes — for the meal and those attending brought other sides or desserts to share.

Larry Flaws of Fuller Hall said the potluck has been held at the recreation center every year since 1981. Wednesday’s event drew about 80 people who enjoyed the meal which was followed up with an afternoon of bingo games.

“This is a program that the city used to sponsor and Crestview Nursing and Rehab sponsor the dinner now,” he said. Both he and Mark Glascock have helped with the event each year.

“It’s a great turnout today, and probably because of the nice weather,” he said. “It’s nice to see that it’s continuing.”