Published in the November 9, 2017 edition

NORTH READING — North Reading seniors are invited to attend the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hillview Country Club in North Reading on Sunday, November 19. Doors will open at 12:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Reservations are required and will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. For reservations, please call the North Reading Senior Center at 978-664-5600 no later than Thursday, November 9.

Hosted by Representative and Mrs. Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and Senator Bruce Tarr, the dinner will feature musical entertainment provided by Sergeant Dan Clark, the famous “singing trooper.”

The North Reading Thanksgiving Dinner has been an annual tradition since it was started by the town’s former Director of Elder Services, the late Edith O’Leary, over 30 years ago. Every year, hundreds of local residents gather to enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings.

“My wife, Senator Tarr, and I are pleased to be able to carry on this very special holiday tradition for North Reading’s seniors,” said Representative Jones. “We are especially grateful to the many local businesses and individuals who have partnered with us to help make this event such a great success.”

“The Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful opportunity to get together with the seniors who make North Reading such a strong and close community, and to remember just how important we all are to each other. I’m honored to be able to co-host this dinner once again with Minority Leader Jones and his wife Linda,” said Senator Tarr.

The dinner is free and open to all North Reading residents over the age of 60.  Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the North Reading Food Pantry.