Data News Staff Edited Report
In his post as Councilmember of District E, Oliver Thomas is bringing a brand of leadership that is all inclusive. Last week, Councilmember Oliver Thomas hosted his Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon today for local seniors at The Sanchez Center. This year’s event was hugely successful, serving free meals to over 375 senior citizens from all fourteen citywide community centers.
Also, the event included a series of gift card raffles and, of course, a delicious selection of Thanksgiving dishes and southern cuisine. Entertainment was provided by Captain Charles, PinStripe Brass Band, The Baby Dolls, King Zulu 2022, and The Zulu Tramps. The New Orleans Ballet Association also provided a Thanksgiving skit by the Lower 9th Ward as well as seated exercises for the seniors.
“My staff and I look forward to this event all year, and are incredibly overwhelmed by this year’s turnout,” said Councilmember Thomas. “Thank you to all the musicians, chefs, community partners, and volunteers for helping to pull this off for our seniors, who have helped to build and shape the city we know today. This is the least we can do to show our appreciation, and I look forward to continuing the tradition next year.”