A Thanksgiving Story

A Thanksgiving Story

For the past 3 years, Leadership Santa Rosa, Class XXVI has hosted a beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner for the residents at SAY’s Tamayo Village. The food is always bountiful and delicious, the company welcoming and friendly, and the atmosphere upbeat. This year’s Thanksgiving dinner was a bit different.

The evening of November 21st was turning out to be a bit more blustery and cold than usual, but that didn’t stop about 20 alumni from Leadership Santa Rosa class XXVI from arriving with pies, turkeys, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and all the fixings you can imagine. As the crowd swelled, we announced that dinner would be ready in 5 minutes, and snapped a quick group photo of the chefs.

2 minutes until dinner the power went out. Cell phones, flashlights and candles were quickly procured, and just like the pilgrims before us, we ate our delicious meal by candle light and cell phone light. The meal was, as always, amazing, and the company wonderful. Despite the darkness, the company was cheered by the festive atmosphere, and friendly crowd.

It’s sure to be a Thanksgiving to remember for everyone who attended. And the power came back on around midnight, after the dishes had been washed (with cell phones lighting the way) and leftovers stored.

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