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Albright United Methodist Church hosts free Thanksgiving Eve dinner

Kristina Serafini
| Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, 6:12 p.m.

Members of the Albright United Methodist Church in Bloomfield and volunteers from the Friends of Albright—a coalition of neighbors working to preserve the closed 110-year-old church building, Preservation Pittsburgh and the community spent Wednesday morning and afternoon preparing to serve around 200 meals of turkey and all of the fixings to area residents as part of Albright's 42nd annual free Thanksgiving Eve dinner.

This year's dinner is being held next door in First United Methodist Church's fellowship hall.

Kristina Serafini is a Tribune-Review staff writer.

Volunteers Steve Silverman of Squirrel Hill (left) and Fred Peters of Point Breeze lean in the same direction as they carve turkeys for a free Thanksgiving Eve meal at First United Methodist Church in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Albright United Methodist Church, which sits next door to First United Methodist, has been hosting a free community Thanksgiving Eve dinner for 42 years. First United Methodist allowed the use of their kitchen and fellowship hall for the dinner, which was prepared by members of the Albright congregation, the Friends of Albright group who are working to preserve the 110-year-old Albright United Methodist Church building, Preservation Pittsburgh and volunteers from the community.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Volunteers Steve Silverman of Squirrel Hill (left) and Fred Peters of Point Breeze lean in the same direction as they carve turkeys for a free Thanksgiving Eve meal at First United Methodist Church in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Albright United Methodist Church, which sits next door to First United Methodist, has been hosting a free community Thanksgiving Eve dinner for 42 years. First United Methodist allowed the use of their kitchen and fellowship hall for the dinner, which was prepared by members of the Albright congregation, the Friends of Albright group who are working to preserve the 110-year-old Albright United Methodist Church building, Preservation Pittsburgh and volunteers from the community.
Volunteer Kate Booker of Regent Square (middle) laughs as she cleans and rolls silverware with Catherine Tsavalas of Squirrel Hill (left) and Yannis Tsavalas of Charleston, S.C. for a free Thanksgiving Eve meal at First United Methodist Church in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Albright United Methodist Church, which sits next door to First United Methodist, has been hosting a free community Thanksgiving Eve dinner for 42 years. First United Methodist allowed the use of their kitchen and fellowship hall for the dinner, which was prepared by members of the Albright congregation, the Friends of Albright group who are working to preserve the 110-year-old Albright United Methodist Church building, Preservation Pittsburgh and volunteers from the community.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Volunteer Kate Booker of Regent Square (middle) laughs as she cleans and rolls silverware with Catherine Tsavalas of Squirrel Hill (left) and Yannis Tsavalas of Charleston, S.C. for a free Thanksgiving Eve meal at First United Methodist Church in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Albright United Methodist Church, which sits next door to First United Methodist, has been hosting a free community Thanksgiving Eve dinner for 42 years. First United Methodist allowed the use of their kitchen and fellowship hall for the dinner, which was prepared by members of the Albright congregation, the Friends of Albright group who are working to preserve the 110-year-old Albright United Methodist Church building, Preservation Pittsburgh and volunteers from the community.
Volunteer Myrto Tsavalas of Charleston, S.C. (bottom left) looks toward the kitchen as she cleans and rolls silverware with Catherine Tsavalas of Squirrel Hill (left) and Kate Booker of Regent Square for a free Thanksgiving Eve meal at First United Methodist Church in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Albright United Methodist Church, which sits next door to First United Methodist, has been hosting a free community Thanksgiving Eve dinner for 42 years. First United Methodist allowed the use of their kitchen and fellowship hall for the dinner, which was prepared by members of the Albright congregation, the Friends of Albright group who are working to preserve the 110-year-old Albright United Methodist Church building, Preservation Pittsburgh and volunteers from the community.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Volunteer Myrto Tsavalas of Charleston, S.C. (bottom left) looks toward the kitchen as she cleans and rolls silverware with Catherine Tsavalas of Squirrel Hill (left) and Kate Booker of Regent Square for a free Thanksgiving Eve meal at First United Methodist Church in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Albright United Methodist Church, which sits next door to First United Methodist, has been hosting a free community Thanksgiving Eve dinner for 42 years. First United Methodist allowed the use of their kitchen and fellowship hall for the dinner, which was prepared by members of the Albright congregation, the Friends of Albright group who are working to preserve the 110-year-old Albright United Methodist Church building, Preservation Pittsburgh and volunteers from the community.
Volunteer Summer Lyons of Highland Park places packets of sweetener at tables in preparation for a free Thanksgiving Eve meal at First United Methodist Church in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Albright United Methodist Church, which sits next door to First United Methodist, has been hosting a free community Thanksgiving Eve dinner for 42 years. First United Methodist allowed the use of their kitchen and fellowship hall for the dinner, which was prepared by members of the Albright congregation, the Friends of Albright group who are working to preserve the 110-year-old Albright United Methodist Church building, Preservation Pittsburgh and volunteers from the community.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Volunteer Summer Lyons of Highland Park places packets of sweetener at tables in preparation for a free Thanksgiving Eve meal at First United Methodist Church in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Albright United Methodist Church, which sits next door to First United Methodist, has been hosting a free community Thanksgiving Eve dinner for 42 years. First United Methodist allowed the use of their kitchen and fellowship hall for the dinner, which was prepared by members of the Albright congregation, the Friends of Albright group who are working to preserve the 110-year-old Albright United Methodist Church building, Preservation Pittsburgh and volunteers from the community.
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