Scenes from yesterday’s Thanksgiving, all around town:
Homes with Hope provided two festive meals — lunch and dinner — for clients of their emergency homeless shelters and community kitchen yesterday, at the Gillespie Center.
The Thanksgiving feast was created by Aux Delices, and donated by the Smith family.
Homes with Hope director Helen McAlinden was awed by the generosity of Westporters. In addition to the Smith, residents stopped by all day with bags of groceries, and homemade pies and treats.
Diners ate off fancy dishes, with silverware — “as it should be,” Helen says.
Among the volunteers: 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker.
At the annual Turkey Trot, the Levys were one of many families cheering the hundreds of runners on their route through Greens Farms (and to a well-deserved Thanksgiving dinner).
On High Point Road, residents revived the tradition of a holiday walk. That’s another way to work up an appetite:
Jennifer Herbert-Coste’s dog Louis spotted a raccoon stuck beneath a flooded street drain on the corner of Compo Beach and Quentin Roads. Westport Animal Control and the Westport Fire Department took time out of their holiday to lift the 75-pound grill, and help the critter live another day.
We assume he was quite thankful.
Then, after a big meal, these kids headed to the Compo Beach playground …
… while others romped on the sand, for some late-afternoon fun.
At least they waited until the end of the holiday:
The I-95 southbound Exit 17 on ramp will be closed at night on Monday and (if necessary) Tuesday (November 28 and 29). The Exit 17 off-ramp from I-95 southbound will be closed Wednesday and *if necessary) Thursday (November 30 and December 1). Workers will install conduits for the Incident Management System.
For more information, click here.
Several readers have noted the enormous number of gulls at Sherwood Mill Pond this year.
Matt Murray provided proof, in today’s “Westport … Naturally” image.
And finally … in honor of the animal (above) freed by our excellent Animal Control and Fire Department employees:
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