West Marin Community Thanksgiving Dinner The Board and Staff of West Marin Community Services and other community organizations who have proudly sponsored this historic dinner for approximately two decades will rest and re-evaluate in 2018 After long-range planning for our core community work, we concluded that we needed to take a break from the West Marin Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We strongly feel that this event has grown in ways we could not have originally imagined, and needs to be reshaped. The pioneers launched this event for neighbors who needed a warm Thanksgiving. Gradually, however, our Community Thanksgiving became larger and labor intensive with fewer local neighbors dining at the event. Last year we served over three hundred meals, and people from thirty towns joined. West Marin Community Services’ mission is to provide support and care to people in West Marin who have unmet needs or who are in crisis, and we cannot divert time and effort from those individuals and families. We would love to continue with this event and encourage community involvement. Many volunteers have contributed over the years. However, we wish to encourage more participation in planning and management. We hope that by taking a break, we will be able to evaluate and find ways to align this event with WMCS’s mission. We invite community members to send us ideas and thoughts. Please let us know how we should feast together!