Silvertips junior hockey players visit MLT for early Thanksgiving with veterans

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Americorps volunteers serve up members of the Everett Silvertips hockey team at the Wednesday night dinner.
Americorps volunteers serve up members of the Everett Silvertips hockey team at the Wednesday night dinner.
Crystal Thompson carves up the turkey for the Americorps dinner. Safeway, Albertsons and QFC all donated food for the event.
Crystal Thompson carves up the turkey for the Americorps dinner. Safeway, Albertsons and QFC all donated food for the event.

A small but festive group gathered at the American Legion Hall in Mountlake Terrace Wednesday night for a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, ham and all the trimmings at an event put on by Americorps Vet Corps, a veterans’ assistance organization.

The dinner brought together local residents, representatives from the Veterans Resource Center at Edmonds Community College, and a number of Americorps volunteers.

Four players from the Everett Silvertips junior hockey team were on hand to share conversation and autographed photos.

Americorps hopes to make the holiday dinner an annual event, said representative Crystal Thompson.

— Story and photos by Doug Petrowski

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