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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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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