Monday, November 14, 2011

Journey's End to host Thanksgiving dinner

 Journey’s End Refugee Services will be hosting Buffalo’s First Thanksgiving Dinner once again this year. It will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Belle Center located at 104 Maryland St.
  This dinner, which has been held by Journey’s End for eight years, is a way to help refugee families understand what Thanksgiving is.
  “Many of them don’t even know what a turkey is,” said the Development Coordinator of Journey’s End, Brian Brown-Cashdollar.
  “The first thing we do is explain what a turkey is and what Thanksgiving is all about.”
  Niagara University culinary students will be working in collaboration with Journey’s End to make a full Thanksgiving meal. For most refugees, this will be their first Thanksgiving dinner, which is how the event acquired its name.
  Between Journey’s End and other refugee and immigrant services there are about 200 clients expected to attend.
  “It’s a great way to help them understand our culture and welcome them to our city,” said Brown-Cashdollar. By Kaitlin Fritz and Kaitlin Riznyk