Message from Mayor Alsandor regarding St. Landry Parish Thanksgiving Dinner

November 20, 2020

Good morning citizens of Opelousas,

The Thanksgiving Committee will be hosting our 5th annual Thanksgiving dinner for St. Landry Parish residents who are not fortunate enough to have a Thanksgiving dinner or someone to share Thanksgiving Day with. On Thursday, November 26, 2020, the Thanksgiving Committee will host Thanksgiving Dinner at Opelousas Middle School, formerly South Street Elementary, from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. There will be a drawing during the dinner.

For COVID-19 related reasons, we will not have seating this year. Instead, families can drive by or walk up and receive to go dinner plates. If any large housing facilities require a drop-off plate, please contact Toni Effingger at 337-793-5738.

If anyone is interested in making donations towards the Thanksgiving Dinner, please contact a committee member. Monetary donations, gift cards, or goods that will help us make this dinner a reality for hundreds of people are welcome.

The committee members are Mayor Julius Alsandor, Chief Martin McClendon, State Representative Dustin Miller, Marian Gallien, Albert Semien, Theresa White, Toni & Joe Effingger, and Doretha & Ceasar Veazie.

God bless you and be safe,

Mayor Julius Alsandor