Thanksgiving angels serve up feasts

Vashon volunteers made Thanksgiving bright for islanders.

Last week, Vashon volunteers made Thanksgiving bright for islanders, assembling and serving traditional dinners with all the fixings that make the day special.

For Vashon Eagles, it’s an annual tradition to offer a free feast to community members, and last week was no exception as members and volunteers welcomed young and old to the club. The spread included all the traditional favorites: turkey and dressing, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, soft dinner rolls, green bean casserole, black olives and other relishes, and an array of salads and pies.

In another holiday tradition, Windermere Vashon hosted its annual Basket Brigade, providing full Thanksgiving Day dinners for 11 families on Vashon.

Windermere’s Basket Brigade is a long-running annual effort for the local real estate firm — and part of a larger charitable giving practice for the local real estate film.

For the staff of Winderemere — now owned by Denise Katz, Sophia Stendahl, and John de Groen — the leadup to the Basket Brigade included collecting donations in front of the island’s grocery stores the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Vashon Thriftway joined in to donate turkeys for the baskets, and Market Fresh IGA supplied the pumpkin pies.