Luv Ya Uvalde invites community members to the 34th-annual Thanksgiving luncheon, set Wednesday at the Uvalde County Event Center at the Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane.
Doors will open at 10 a.m. The meal will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and the event will end at 1:30 p.m.
The organization holds a Thanksgiving luncheon every year for anyone in the local area.
Luv Ya Uvalde’s Thanksgiving luncheon started as a way to help the elderly and less fortunate. Over the years, organizers opened it to the public to create a general community dinner.
The Thanksgiving meal will include turkey, dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, beverages and pumpkin pie.
Approximately 1,300 people attended the luncheon last year. The organization aims to serve up to 1,500 people this year.
Home-delivered meals are available for elderly or disabled residents. Car rides to the Fairplex are also available from volunteers. The deadline to reserve a delivered plate or car ride is Nov. 20.
To secure a meal or ride, call organization secretary Stephanie Flores at 214-533-2991.
Anyone wanting to help Luv Ya Uvalde can donate items such as cans of corn and green beans. Items can be brought to the fairplex after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, the day before the Thanksgiving luncheon or on Wednesday morning.
Door prizes, volunteers, and pumpkin pies are also needed to make the event completely successful.
Locals can donate money to Luv Ya Uvalde by stopping by Hondo National Bank, 727 E. Main St., and donating to their account. Proceeds will offset costs incurred by the Thanksgiving luncheon.
For more information on how to volunteer or contribute, contact Luv Ya Uvalde president Leticia Cobarrubia at 830-261-6408.
PHOTO: In this 2015 file photo, a Uvalde High School NJROTC volunteer serves Thanksgiving dinner to a couple during Love Ya Uvalde.