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Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:10 pm

Many thanks to the good people of Coronado for making Thanksgiving possible for the families of homeless children. We roasted a total of 56 turkeys, made some 50 quarts of gravy and delivered them all just over the bridge yesterday to feed 500 people attending the Project Connect Fall Festival at the Monarch School of San Diego.

Special thanks to Bette Ruzevick and Bill Plunkett who helped manage this process and worked tirelessly on it. And thanks to the prep and delivery crew members Bob Oakley, Jane Pederson, Doug Owen, Don and Leslie Crawford, Nancy Swanson, Amy Zimmerman, Cameron Gilchrist, Scott Matney and Sylvia Shaughnessy.

Thanks to all who roasted: Blue Bridge Restaurants owner David Spatafore and Vice President of Operations Matt Gordon, Debbie Deborah Boney of Boney’s Bayside Market. Also, home chefs Bill Plunkett and Jane Pederson, Tamara Henken, Doug and Bobbi Morgan, Phil and Pam Hammett, Doug and Susanna Owen, Donna and Martin Crossman, Kaye McCormick Schneider, Missy Wueste Cook and Scott Brain, Trent and Danielle Weinstein Munoz, Annette and Bill Winn, Bob Oakley, Toni Stahlman, Kelly and Kyle Montague, Renee Keller Cavanaugh and Dana Cavanaugh, Stan and Linda Salinda, Christophe Dugas and Dawn Dugas, Don Stump and Sarah Shealy, Steve and Susan Schelkun, Michel and Doris Schmied-Nyfeler, Merrie Mebust and Jim Mebust, Tom and Cindy Pittman, Don and Leslie Hubbard Crawford, Nancy amd Craig Swanson, Suzanne Popp, Alison Lancaster, Tom and Mona Matheus, Heidi and Russ Nevitt, Cathy Brown, Rich and Chris Keyes, Tom and Susan Ahern, Woody and Cheryl Woodhouse, Adrienne and Paul Phillips, Mary Vendetti, Debbie McBride, Terry Farrelly, and Kelly Hopson.

Thanks to financial contributors, including Mary Sue & Merv Keces, Diana Ella, Becci Kenny Lefringhouse and Jason Lefringhouse, Shelly Oval, Jaimie Centeno, Kathy Manzari, Brian and Katie Ellis, Dan Gensler, Claudia Lundt, Katie and Gil Brady, Vicki Schwebach, David and Lei Udell, Jill C. Powell, Dianne and Tom Lookabaugh, Bob and Julia Stansell, Joe and Linda Dugger, Amy Zimmerman, Cam Gilchrist, Peter and Nancy McRae, Scott Matney, Nicola McMahon, Devin and Heather O’Leary Morrison, Sue and Dave Knop, Jim Grady, Derrick and Hilori Wastila, Pete and Steffenie Fish Andreasen, Janet Fagan and Qualcraft Construction.

Thanks to Smart & Final for great service and a good price on beautiful, defrosted turkeys.

This is a sterling example of Coronado at its finest.

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