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For nearly 3 decades, Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV has held its annual Thanksgiving dinner, Celebration of Family. For the 27th year, more than 300 people were served a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with entertainment provided by the Edinburg North Mariachi Band and Club kids from 5 afterschool sites.
The event was provided through donations from Boys & Girls Club staff, board members, Edinburg Rotary Club and Raising Canes. Community volunteers from UTRGV Athletic Department, Edinburg Police Department, Ricardo de Luna Farmer’s Insurance, and Club staff served club member and their families.
“A lot of our kids look at the Boys and Girls Club like a home away from home, what better says home then Thanksgiving dinner, said Adriana Rendon, Chief Executive Officer. “A club parent commented to one of our staff that she was very grateful for this event because she had to work on Thanksgiving, and this was her meal with her kids. This feast is about giving thanks to our community and all the support they provide to our club members. It really is about coming together as a community and club family to celebrate togetherness for our youth.”
This event coincides with National Family Week which celebrates family life and encourages families to spend more time together while also highlighting the important role families play in society. Families shape our values, develop our character, and teach us to love, forgive, and become productive citizens and responsible members of society.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV
Since 1969, Boys & Girls Club has played an integral role in the Edinburg community, providing daily programs and services to over 18,000 young people. During the School year, the Club is open Monday – Friday, 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and during the summer the hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
On all ECISD holidays and teacher’s workdays, the Legacy Center is open 7:30 am – 5:30 p.m. The Club has moved its main site and administration to its new building the Legacy Center located at 702 Cullen Street (Rogers and 281). The Club offers programs that emphasize academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character.