Thanksgiving Community Dinner
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MOUNT VERNON KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON
York International Insurance Company who also provided 20 volunteers to work in all aspects of putting the event together underwrote the event. Ms. Ivy Torres, Special Assistant to CEO Rob Kestenbaum, led the York team.
After dinner, the Revelators Dance Group and the Alpha Stars Cheerleaders treated the guests to performances. Both gave high-energy performances that produced wide smiles on the faces of the guests. After the performances, the guests danced and had dessert. Many community leaders stopped by to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
The evening was a great success where we celebrated the contributions made by generations of Mount Vernon residents!
For the past 20 years, the Holiday Season kicks off a week early at Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon, with the annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner. More than 200 guests came together in the gymnasium of the Clubhouse to celebrate our blessings, network, and fellowship.
The purpose of the dinner is to bring a cross section of the community together who may otherwise not interact with each other. In attendance were 70 senior citizens from the Doles Center and the Armory, 20 veterans from Mount Vernon, and 110 children and families from the Club.
The Cheerleading Team of Mount Vernon High School greeted the guests upon arrival. Mandela High School Principal Ralph Burts provided the music. Mel Campos, Chief Professional Officer of BGCMV began the program by welcoming everyone and talking about the importance of community. Lowes Moore, Executive Director for Development of BGCMV gave the blessing and thanked everyone who contributed to making the evening possible. He gave a special acknowledgement to his mother Ms. Jeanette Moore who did a lot of the cooking and coordinated the kitchen.