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Bath Community Thanksgiving Welcomes All

(Musical Intro.)

The Hot Springs Community Thanksgiving Dinner may not have been around quite as long as Charlie Brown’s, but it’s a well-established tradition, and everyone is definitely invited, no need to invite yourself.

“I don’t mind inviting myself over, ‘cause I know you kind of like me Chuck. “

“Well, I, uh.”

“Ok. That’s a date.”

Or maybe you just haven’t had a chance yet to make a specific plan for Thursday?

“Peppermint Pattie has invited herself, Marcie and Franklin over for Thanksgiving dinner. And I’m not even going to be home. I’m going to be at my Grandma’s.”

“Why don’t you just call her back and explain it to her?”

“You can’t explain anything to Peppermint Pattie because you never get to say anything.”

It’s a treat to avoid any of that confusion, and just make your way to Hot Springs.

The dinner takes place on Thursday, November 23rd, at the Fire House, beginning at twelve o’clock. This year’s experienced organizers Amy Phillips and Willie Smith coordinated the main dishes donated by a wide variety of groups and local businesses including Bath Community Hospital, the Omni Homestead and several others.   Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and quite a few pies are already covered. Guests are welcome to bring any side dish you like or dessert, but it’s not essential, as there is guaranteed to be plenty. So many thanks go out to all of the local groups, businesses and individuals who make this event possible each year.

For any more information or to get a ride, ask Amy Phillips, or you can call Willie Smith at   839-2060.

And while the fine feast is certainly a part of it, Marci had a thing to say too,

“Thanksgiving is more than eating Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them. And we should be thankful too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by Thanksgiving Charlie Brown.”

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With credit and appreciation for sound from the TV special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” based on the Charlie Brown comics by Charles M. Schultz.


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Amanda is the WCHG News Reporter. She began news reporting in January 2015. She’s lived in Bath County with her husband Bill Reagan since 1994, and has been an active AMR listener since then. She and Bill make their home between Williamsville and McClung with their daughter Catharine (16), and son Will (14). Her kids know most of her favorite musical artists, but rarely let her listen to them. While Amanda has spent a good bit of time traversing the mountains back and forth from Charlottesville, Staunton and Lexington, she is excited about getting to know the new beat towards Frost and Monterey. She is forever grateful to Bonnie Raltson for introducing her, with such care, to all of the ups and downs of scheduling stories, and of sound-editing technique.


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