Thursday Nov 22 2012 comments Auburn Community Thanksgiving Dinner 2012 By: Kim Palaferri, Auburn Journal Photographer -A +A Charlene Fazo is very excited to receive her homemade Thanksgiving meal prepared at the Gold Country Fairgrounds by hundreds of volunteers. Serving Fazo is volunteer Mary Lou Warner. Salvation Army Volunteer Coordinator Heather Mc Bride gives some last minute instructions to the servers at the Community Dinner before the guests come in. Greg Mosburg and his faithful companion Reebok get ready to make a turkey day dinner delivery for the Meals-on-Wheels program. Brandon Cavitt (6) loads up the cart for meal delivery service with the help from his grandma Carol Murschel. Brenda Espinoza lends Gary Ott a hand refilling the homemade mash potatoes. Laura Bose and Sheila Moulton work as a team to orchestrate the delivery of over 400 Thanksgiving meals for the Meals-on-Wheels program. Sisters Delana Ruud and Anne Ruud share some smiles and laughter while enjoying their homemade Thanksgiving meal at the Auburn Salvation Army Community Thanksgiving dinner. The Garland family helped out with their drawing skills making over 40 placemats at the Salvation Army's Community Thanksgiving Dinner. From left is Alley, Paige, Jennifer and Tessa. Girl Scout Brooke Stocks from troop 855 helps out making placemats. Major Ralph Jimenez of the Salvation Army, gives blessings during the Auburn Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Brandon Lopez, right, (14) measures his hand up to the turkey his sister Ashlee drew on a placemat. Jordan Cary teaches his five-year-old son Aiden the art of making delveled eggs and volunteering. Girl Scout Troop leader of 1600 Kathy Van Dam gathers up placemats for Auburn Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Van Dam has organize the placemat coloring for the past 8 years. Mike Telford and Briton Brown load up a carful of Thanksgiving meals to go. Tyler Todd and Malia Krupin stir the pot of gravy. The gravy is made from a group of friends calling themselves "Team Gravy" and makes 80 gallons of it from scratch. Arthur Ostrander of Auburn, thanks Tyler Turner for serving him his Thanksgiving meal. Tyler McCrea of Roseville makes a special placemat to celebrate his beard growth. Kim Dinsmore of Auburn, helps the deviled egg team make hundreds of the decadent delights. Leo Espinoza carves up the birds for the Community Thanksgiving dinner where all the turkeys were baked and donated by volunteers.