the north face glacier fleece ‘It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the community breakfast’
For 28 years, the city of Newark has held a community breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. Alice Presbury has attended all but one.
“It’s a pleasant thing to do on Thanksgiving,” Presbury, 92, said. “It’s been a pleasure coming.”
This year, Presbury attended with several family members, representing four generations. She said she enjoyed sharing the tradition with her great grandchildren.
“Maybe they’ll keep it up,” she said.
Nearly 150 people attended the breakfast, which was organized by the Newark Parks and Recreation Department and held at the George Wilson Center. Some didn’t have anywhere else to go for Thanksgiving,
but many attend year after year simply as a way to catch up with friends and neighbors.
“It’s a great community event and a way to start the holiday,” said Tyler DeBruin, supervisor of the George Wilson center. “For me, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the community breakfast.”
For $3, attendees were treated to eggs, pancakes, sausage, doughnuts, coffee and orange juice. Thirty volunteers cooked and served the food.
“A lot of the volunteers have been coming every year,
” volunteer coordinator Chrissy Palmer noted.
Newark resident Karen Kaminski came with three exchange students she is hosting. The three college students from Mexico are spending a month in Delaware and got their first taste of Thanksgiving at the breakfast.