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Alhambra Rotary Donates Thanksgiving Meals

  • By Shel Segal
ALHAMBRA - The Alhambra Rotary Club got into the holiday spirit on Friday and donated dozens of Thanksgiving meals to underprivileged families in the west San Gabriel Valley.

Sharon Gibbs, president of the organization, said this was the fifth year of the event, known as the John J. Eimans Food Basket Program. She added nearly five dozen meals were donated around the area.

"It went well," Gibbs said. "We delivered to 55 families in the Alhambra Unified School District, in Alhambra, a few in Monterey Park, a few in Rosemead."

Gibbs added it wasn't just a turkey the group brought.

"We had the full complete Thanksgiving dinner, plus some games for the families to play. Everybody was thrilled."

In addition, Gibbs said Thanksgiving isn't the lone time the Rotary Club comes out the feed the public. Members also do this in spring.

"We also do this at Easter," she said. "We bring an Easter food basket."

The program was named after Eimans, a a fire apparatus technician from the Alhambra Fire Department. He died earlier this year after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

(Shel Segal can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .)

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