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  A Thanksgiving Lunch with People with Special Needs


A Traditional Thxgiving Meal: It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.

November 23rd, 2011
Westminster, Ca

Thanksgiving in its early celebration involved the pilgrims and the natives celebrating the harvest and thanking God. In the revolutionary war, days of thanksgiving were celebrated. President George Washington created the first Thanksgiving Day and President Franklin Roosevelt fixed the date that we today celebrate. This year the OCVA Lions celebrated this holiday occasion with the children with special needs at Westview Center in Westminster, CA.

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. It was a day of celebration, fun, singing and laughter. Lunch was traditional turkey with stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn and pumpkin pie, along with few Vietnamese side dishes such as egg roll and fried rice.


Mrs. Angie Fisher, the program manager expressed her heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the OCVA Lions Club: "Without OCVA Lions Club support, the kids at Westview would not have a Thanksgiving celebration. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home. "


Look at Thanksgiving and let us remember why we celebrate it. “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” ~Theodore Roosevelt



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One by one, the children came up to say thank to OCVA Lions Club and their parents