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  • Red Rock Canyon School Thanksgiving
    by Hayli Benson
    Published - 11/28/13 - 04:16 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Red Rock Canyon’s banner for the free annual community dinner.
    Red Rock Canyon’s banner for the free annual community dinner.
    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - Gratitude is a huge part of the Thanksgiving holiday. It also is a time to come together as family and friends to share in memories, eat good food and create traditions. For one citizen of St. George, Thanksgiving reaches far beyond any of these reasons.

    Frank Habibian, owner of the Red Rock Canyon School, has been hosting a free thanksgiving dinner for anyone and everyone for the past 42 years. He started this tradition in 1971 and continues to host dinner to the present. The Red Rock Canyon School in St. George has hosted the free community dinner for almost 23 years.

    “American people are full of love. When they see a need they give,” Frank Habibian said of the annual community thanksgiving dinner. Frank is the cause of the dinner but is not the only contributor in pulling of its success.

    Although it is not required, people do what they can to help by bringing vegetables, pies, rolls or by playing violin or the piano to provide entertainment for those attending the dinner.

    “We can’t put a price on the smiling faces we see,” said Frank, the owner. Frank continues “I will never forget the faces of those who come to our dinner.”

    If you are single, homeless, a college student, old, young or a family on hard times, you are always welcome to attend the annual dinner the Red Rock Canyon School hosts. Come join them this Thursday from 11am-4pm and fill your stomach, then take food home for later.

    To find out more about the community dinner, or to help please call the Red Rock Canyon School at 435-673-6111.

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