POSTED IN ARTICLES ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
Attend the 37th Annual Mike and Leona Adams’ Thanksgiving Dinner.
Veridian Credit Union and the Retirees of the Local 838 Union are hosting the 37th Annual Mike and Leona Adams' Thanksgiving Dinner. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19. Each dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, corn, dinner roll, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Anyone in need of a free hot meal or companionship is welcome to attend.
The event also offered other free services, including a haircut from Clip Art Corner, blood pressure check from Cedar Valley Hospice and transportation from Cedar Falls, Evansdale or Waterloo by Metropolitan Transit Authority of Black Hawk County. The Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging also delivers dinners to its current Meals on Wheels recipients.
The event is named for former Veridian board member Mike Adams and his wife, Leona. The late couple built a partnership between the credit union and the local UAW to offer the first free Thanksgiving dinner in 1982, when many Iowans were impacted by tough economic times and struggled to make ends meet.
Other local contributors to the event include retirees of the UAW Local 838; the Women’s Auxiliary of UAW Local 838, Anderson Erickson Dairy, Cedar Valley Hospice, Clip Art Corner, Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc., Metropolitan Transit Authority of Black Hawk County, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Special Occasions Party and Event Rental and College Square Hy-Vee.