The Finnish Center at Saima Park

Fitchburg, MA

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Thanksgiving Dinner

The Thanksgiving dinner was held on November 18th.  The food this year was all home cooked, prepared from fresh or frozen ingredients.  The Board agreed that "real" home-cooked food would taste the best - and only the best is good enough for this event.  All the food was prepared either in the Saima kitchen, or in the kitchens of the individual Saima Directors.   The Board had great help from their respective spouses in all the preparation work, during the serving of the meal and after, during clean-up.

We have received a lot of positive feed back about this event and the food, which encourages us to try to make it even better for Thanksgiving 2002!  Make sure you mark your calendars for the next Thanksgiving dinner - I dare to say that you will not find a better meal anywhere else!

Below, you can find pictures from the event.  If you click on the individual images you can see a larger version of the picture.  Unfortunately, we don't have pictures of all the people who made this possible, or of all the satisfied dinner guests.
The pictures are taken (and copyright) by Jim Daley, and used with his permission. 

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The preparation......

Every dinner table had a very nice centerpiece with a Thanksgiving theme.

Mauri, Henry and Lars - in the kitchen.

40 lbs of Mashed Potatoes - coming up!

Have to get the spicing just right for this!

Clayton is carving turkey - lots of it...

Sally, making sure that the Cranberry sauce is ready for the buffet table.

Suzanne is putting the finishing touch to the stuffing!


The dinner....

A steady stream of dinner guests receiving the main part of the meal....

   .... then headed over to the buffet tables to add Lanttu, oven baked carrots, green peas and cranberry sauce to the plates.

This food looks and smells delicious!!!

The desserts....

What a feast for the eye and nose!  Tables full of pies for dessert.  Apple, pumpkin, lemon, pecan and more... a tough choice to pick a favorite here!

Isn't this a great finish to a meal?  Pie and coffee?

Vilho is taking a well-deserved break in the middle of the work.

Irving White is comparing his impressions with another guest.

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