West Seattle Thanksgiving 2014: Dinner for 200+ at The Hall

Cooking for a crowd today? So is that crew! 150 people had already arrived for the annual free Thanksgiving dinner at The Hall at Fauntleroy by the time we visited less than 1 hour after the doors opened at noon, and they expected to feed at least 200 before they’re done. Below, helping welcome everyone, volunteers included Wes and Ann, in the photo below with (center) David Haggerty, whose Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering gives this gift each year:

Also contributing to the holiday dinner, kids from the Fauntleroy Children’s Center, which, like The Hall, is in the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse – they decorated placemats:

The spirit of decoration extended to executive chef Michael Chase, sporting a seasonally appropriate hat:

If you didn’t already have dinner plans, you can still get to The Hall at Fauntleroy by 3 pm; it’s at 9131 California SW. (If you don’t see this until later, the West Seattle Eagles are serving a free community feast, 2-5 pm – find details and lots more Thanksgiving-and-beyond info in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide.)

8 Replies to "West Seattle Thanksgiving 2014: Dinner for 200+ at The Hall"

  • miws November 27, 2014 (6:49 pm)

    I’ve had the benefit of the generosity of Family or Friends inviting me to dinner the past three Thanksgivings, but did partake in this wonderful event four years ago.


    Thank You, Tuxedo & Tennis Shoes Crew, for yet again providing this for our Community!



  • Vincent Dakotah Langley November 27, 2014 (7:00 pm)

    My long-time room-mate, Barbara Ann Millett, and myself made up Thanksgiving dinner for ourselves this year, however, we have been to your wonderful Thanksgiving dinner there at Fauntleroy Church some years ago. We don’t get out much anymore because Barbara is a legally-blind person and I have several rather serious health issues that keep me just about 100% housebound these days. We want to THANK ALL OF YOU GOOD PEOPLE there at Fauntleroy Church for having this wonderful Thanksgiving dinner of yours every year, for all of the people who come down there to your great church, to have and enjoy this really good Thanksgiving dinner with you! Peace of Christ be with you all, ALWAYS!!! And also with ALL of yours!!!

  • Sue November 27, 2014 (8:41 pm)

    I’m sorry we missed it this year – we went to the zoo and didn’t get back in time and had to settle for Trader Joe’s turkey and mashed potatoes. Not even close. :) I’m grateful that they put on this wonderful meal each year. With family 3,000 miles away and not traveling home, it’s been a blessing to have a place to go in past years.

  • Diane November 27, 2014 (10:26 pm)

    omg, best year ever; HUGE crowds all day; this has been my Thanksgiving for several years; it was double usual turnout; I got there 2:30, still full (hot like a sauna; all the bodies?) and wait list; thankfully they had plentiful food; volunteer servers sure got a work-out; desserts ran super low, got my pumpkin pie; most amazing gracious loving gift to community; I met several wonderful people at my table, lively conversations; loved it; THANK YOU T&TS

  • Diane November 27, 2014 (10:31 pm)

    also stopped into Eagles for dessert; nice chat with Sr Ctr director, learned a lot; he was volunteer server; I got to visit with him on his break; great day with community in WS

  • Woodsman November 28, 2014 (8:30 am)

    We were truly Thankful and blessed being a guest there. My family and friends absolutely loved the wonderful dinner. The volunteers worked really hard and totally made this event one that we will always remember.
    Thank you David and Meg for your contributions on giving back to the community! You guys are great!

  • Connie November 28, 2014 (8:37 am)

    I’ve only just heard of this wonderful gift provided by Tuxedo.
    Is it open for anyone who has no place to go or for the needy only?

    • WSB November 28, 2014 (8:52 am)

      It’s always been open to anyone and everyone who wants to show up.

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