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A Community Thanksgiving

The annual Sanibel Thanksgiving Celebration service will take place on Sunday, November 19 beginning at 6:45 p.m. at The Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way. All are invited to join this celebration of Thanksgiving in words and song. Admission is free.

The mayor, city manager and representatives from all of the island churches will take part. There will be music and song by the BIG ARTS Community Chorus – under the direction of new leader Ellen Whitten – as well as The Sanibel School’s Seahorse Chorale. A sing-along will include songs such as My Country Tis of Thee, America The Beautiful and God Bless America. The non-denominational program will also feature Thanksgiving thoughts by Rev. Dr. John H. Danner and Rev. Deborah Kunkel from Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, Mary Miller from Sanibel Christian Science Church, Rev. Barbara Nave from Sanibel Community Church and Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan from St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church.

Fellowship will follow the celebration, with cookies and apple cider, donated by Bailey’s General Store and Jerry’s Foods.

Mary Bondurant, chair of the celebration, encourages guests to bring food or monetary donations for FISH of SanCap. A member of FISH will speak on the continuing needs of the community.

For more information, call Mary Bondurant at 1-239-839-3633.

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