PHOTOS: Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving Dinner Tradition Marches on

Ericka Garcia,

One of Greenwich Police Dept’s 13 women on the force, Ericka Garcia, with Lindsay Doyle and Jullisa Stephenson at the Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving feast, Nov. 24, 2105. Credit: Leslie Yager

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich enjoyed a favorite tradition on Tuesday night, with the annual Thanksgiving dinner for all club members. Many club alumni, sponsors and town leaders participated.

Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, Alberto Larraguibel, said the tradition held a special place in his heart.

Alberto Larraguibel,

Alberto Larraguibel, flanked by Tripp Beasley and Oliver Suppo at the Thanksgiving feast at the Boys & Girls Club, Nov. 24, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

“This event is neat – just like with Christmas in July at Camp Simmons – it’s just fantastic,” he said. “I will always remember the people who served me when I was a little boy here. There are such awesome people at this Club. It’s a life changer.”

Among the ranks of dozens of servers included Lt. Cochran of Greenwich Police Dept, GHS Headmaster Chris Winters, Hamilton Avenue Principal Cindy Ringling, Parks & Rec Director Joe Siciliano, Greenwich Police Chief Heavey, Social Services Cynthia Bowser, and Nancy Risman.

Burt Hilton and George Fox

Burt Hilton of Morgan Stanley and Boys & Girls Club Chair George Fox of Titan Advisors, were busy serving turkey during the Thanksgiving feast at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Nov. 24, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Much gratitude is extended to Watson’s Catering, who again came through big time with the meal, having risen super early in the morning to get cooking.

Also, Burt Hilton of Morgan Stanley and Titan Advisors’ George Fox, who is also the new board chair at the Club.

Associate Development Director Takeia McAlister said support for the Club gets a boost at Thanksgiving, and it is the one night of the year there are more volunteers than spaces, which is a good thing. “For many of these children, there won’t be a dinner at home tonight,” she said.

The feast featured delicious staples of the holiday table, including turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy.

Cindy Ringlig

Hamilton Avenue Principal Cindy Rigling serves Daniel Gallegos at the Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving feast, Nov. 24, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Chief Heavey

Ariana Cordova with Chief Heavey, who was heavy on the turkey servings at the Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving feast, Nov. 24, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Volunteer servers at the Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving feast, Nov. 24, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Chris and Cindy

GHS Headmaster and Hamilton Avenue Principal Cindy Rigling at the Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving feast, No. 24, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

John Garratt and Daniel Gallegos

John Garratt and Daniel Gallegos overseeing the pie platter at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Thanksgiving feast, Nov. 24, 2105. Credit: Leslie Yager

 Lily Smith is ready to tuck in to her Thanksgiving meal at the Boys & Girls Club, Nov. 24, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Lily Smith is ready to tuck in to her Thanksgiving meal at the Boys & Girls Club, Nov. 24, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager


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