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Throwback to Listen’s Lebanon Thanksgiving in 1988; plus, free Upper Valley meals on Thursday

We’re off on Thursday, so I’m posting this #valleynewsthrowback here on UV INDEX one day early.

This year, there are at least three free and public Thanksgiving meals happening in the Upper Valley on Thursday: Listen is hosting one at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon (starting at noon), and there are also meals at Vermont Law School in South Royalton 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) and the White River Junction VFW (noon-3 p.m.).

Full details on free meals and local turkey trots in this recent Out & About column.

And on to the #tbt!

Listen, a social-service organization based in Lebanon, N.H., held its first community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24, 1988, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Lebanon volunteers Susan Truman, left, and Pam Bennett join others in saying grace before the dinner begins. Seventy-five people ended up taking advantage of the dinner. Listen was prepared to serve up to 150 people, so the abundant leftovers will be distributed to area social service agencies for their weekly community dinners. (Valley News – Bill Conradt) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Listen, a social-service organization based in Lebanon, N.H., held its first community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24, 1988, at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Volunteers Alan Emery and Friddie Labrecque, 8, of Enfield, N.H., carve up turkey in preparation for the feast. Seventy-five people ended up taking advantage of the dinner. Listen was prepared to serve up to 150 people, so the abundant leftovers will be distributed to area social service agencies for their weekly community dinners. (Valley News – Bill Conradt) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

 

Closing time at the downtown Lebanon Listen thrift store after 41 years

See you at the former Bridgman’s furniture store.

Jeremy Hamel, left, and his father, Junior Hamel, put down vinyl plank flooring on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at the new Listen Community Services building in Lebanon, N.H. Listen hopes to open its new 8,000-square-foot flagship thrift store in early October. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Half off at the downtown Lebanon Listen thrift store as they prepare to move to old Bridgman’s store

Listen Community Services on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News – Jovelle Tamayo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Get on it! And/or wait for National Thrift Shop Day on Friday. 🙂 The sale runs through Aug. 28 and Listen is planning on opening in its new location in October.

RELATED:

Listen’s ultimate #tbt: Taking down the roof of the old Bridgman’s building to reveal original lettering

Raze the roof.

RAZE IT.

Listen Community Services is acquiring the BridgmanÂ’s Fine Home Furnishings building, pictured on Friday, June 16, 2017, on the Miracle Mile in Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News – Jovelle Tamayo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

RELATED: Lebanon Approves Listen’s Tax Exemption for Bridgman’s Building

Get a Listen logo screen printed on your stuff for free on Saturday

Photo courtesy Listen Community Services.

NEAT! Bring any item of clothing (or a tote bag, etc.) to the Junction Youth Center on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m., and get it permanently printed with your choice of logos for Listen Community Services.

The teen center is located at 42 Maple St. in White River Junction, in the same complex as Listen’s thrift store and dining room.

Click here to RSVP on Facebook!