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November 6, 2010

Local community group invites families to a Thanksgiving feast in downtown Tyler

JACKSONVILLE —

“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Feast” will be held at Discovery Science Place Annex on Saturday, November 13th beginning at 12 noon. The event is free to the public and is hosted by Legacy Team 24, a local community service group formed from the current class of Leadership Tyler.  

The event will be held in the family science museum’s annex located at 302 North Broadway in downtown Tyler. Guests will feast on the foods featured in the “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special” program that include popcorn, jelly beans, pretzels, toast and ice cream.  A showing of that traditional Thanksgiving favorite will follow. Sponsors of the event include Sweet Gourmet and Popcorn Junction.

On that same day, Discovery Science Place will be offering a discounted admission fee of only $3.00 to for those who bring canned good items.  All canned goods collected will be donated to the East Texas Food Bank in honor of the Thanksgiving tradition of giving to others.

This event is one of several community service projects that is being undertaken by Legacy Team 24. Other current or scheduled activities include, but aren’t limited to delivering for Meals on Wheels, volunteering with the East Texas Food Bank. More information about the November 13th event can be found by visiting the Facebook page: Tyler Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Feast.  

About Legacy Team 24

Legacy Team 24 is a community service group formed from the current class of Leadership Tyler but the event is not a production of the Leadership Tyler organization. The goal of the volunteer organization is to make a positive impact on community of Tyler while experiencing the educational values provided by the Leadership Tyler curriculum.  

About Discovery Science Place

Recognized among the top 25 science centers in the nation by Parents magazine and named the Best Downtown Business in Texas by the Texas Downtown Association, the Discovery Science Place is a non-profit, hands-on learning environment with a mission of igniting curiosity in young minds through fun, hands-on exploration.  Located at 308 N. Broadway in downtown Tyler, it is supported by grants, donations, admissions, memberships and special events. For information regarding the hands-on family science museum, call (903) 533-8011 or visit the website at www.discoveryscienceplace.org.

About East Texas Food Bank

The East Texas Food Bank distributes approximately 17 million pounds of food each year to over 200 partner agencies in 26 East Texas counties. Our vision is for a hunger‐free East Texas and our mission is to reduce hunger by providing food, support and education to those in need with passion and efficiency. Our purpose is to ensure that no one in East Texas is forced to go without food. The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network. To learn more, please visit www.easttexasfoodbank.org.

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