Mama Liz Annual Thanksgiving Dinner [PHOTOS]

Kapali Long and Jonathan Coleman.

Forty-two cooked turkeys, even more pies, and mashed potatoes for 400 were delivered to the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis and Rotarian halls Thanksgiving morning. The donated fixings was just enough to serve the over 400 people who attended the 28th Annual Mama Liz Thanksgiving Dinner.  “Mama” Liz Turner, an Easy Reader typesetter, established the  dinner after she and her son Randy Turner closed their Garden Of Eden restaurant, where they had offered free Thanksgiving dinners each year.

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A filled Kiwanis Hall.Kitchen crew Geoff Hirsh, Chris Sylvio, Stan Dubyn, Jason Kim, Ted Nguyen, Eileen Russell and Teri Contrares .Dennis The Balloon Man Forel.West Coast Catering' Anouka and Ron Spears.Bob White, Hyperion Outfall SerenadersPete Kier.Bob White, Pete Kier and Jerry Rothschild.Turkey carvers Frank and Dawn Berry and Phyllis Ranney.Marianne Sachs and granddaughter Niki.Dinner director Donna Dawick and Bob White.Music director Jonathan Coleman of Abrakadabra.Kathy Traeger and Jessica Pusiateri.Chris Sylvio, Oscar Lopez and Frank Berry.Donated balloons livened up the Kiwanis Hall.Fran Day, the Pie Lady.Jessica Traeger and Kira Pusiateri organize the deserts. Food shovelers Geoff Hirsh Ryan Sylvia and Oscar Lopez.Eileen Russell and Ted Nguyen. Gilbert Gonzalez and Steve Bopp.Andrew Calbreath, 11, of Palos Verdes Troop 658 and dad Mike.Cecelia Hilkey and Free to be Me Drum Circle's Sabina Sandoval.Cecelia Hilkey.Server Joanie Shapiro.Servers Becca, Corey and Talia Harrow.Musicians Jonathan Coleman, Fred Milani and Kapali Long.Drummers Matt Oloffson and Thomas Lindblom.Drummer Lady.Free to be Me Drum Circle ClownPaul Shortridge and Donna Dawick.Donna and Victor.Rohnda Royal Willis, Kapali Long and Fred Milani.Gilbert Gonzalez and Eileen Russell.Dennis The Balloon Man Forel.Tiki McPhersonKapali Long.Kapali Long and John Coleman of Abracadabra.Kapali Long and John Coleman of Abracadabra.Bob Hoff, Donna Dawick and Patsy Dea of Prudential Realtors.Dennis, Kim and Cindy Eggert.One man band.One man band.Bob Hoff.Contented guest.Lisa the Greeter.

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Donna Dawick headed up the volunteers and collected most of the turkeys from her fellow Prudential Realtors. Rick Hankus, of Ocean Diner and Java Man organized the kitchen and Ted Nguyen ran the kitchen crew. Sandpipers brought the pies, Manhattan Bread and Bagel brought the rolls and Anouka and Ron Spears of West Coast Catering prepared the mashed potatoes. Real Estate West Realtor Jonathan Coleman of the band Abrakadabra, with assistance fromFred Milani, organized the musicians, who preformed throughout the day.



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