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Dinner to include traditional Native American touches

Celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving with family, neighbors and friends at the 6th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Black Bear Crossings Café and Banquet Center. On November 22, from noon – 2 p.m., the team at Black Bear Crossings, along with some volunteers, will be serving up a Thanksgiving feast to anyone who would like to attend.

Keeping with Black Bear Crossings’ Native American roots, the menu will feature traditional Thanksgiving food items, including turkey, vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy and pie, as well as some items that feature a Native American twist, such as apple wild rice dressing. The meal will begin with a traditional Native Blessing by Jerry Dearly, a nationally recognized pow-wow emcee and respected elder spiritual leader of the Oglala Lakota tribe.

Whether finances have been a challenge this year, you aren’t able to travel to be with loved ones, or you simply want a place to gather on Thanksgiving, anyone for any reason is invited to take part in Black Bear Crossings’ Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Who: Black Bear Crossings Café and Banquet Center and anyone who would like to share in a Thanksgiving meal.

What: The free Thanksgiving meal will include traditional menu items as well as some menu items with Native American touches such as apple wide rice dressing. The meal will begin with a traditional Native Blessing by Jerry Dearly, of the Oglala Lakota tribe.

When: Thursday, November 22, noon – 2 p.m.

Where: Black Bear Crossings Café and Banquet Center, located in the historic Como Lakeside Pavilion in St. Paul.

Why: To provide members of the community with a place to gather and celebrate over a free Thanksgiving meal.

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For more information about the event visit BlackBearCrossings.com.

Located in the historic Como Lakeside Pavilion in St. Paul, Minnesota, Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center manages one of the best coffee shops and gourmet cafés in St. Paul. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Black Bear Crossings Café & Banquet Center also hosts music and events in the park, community meetings and is the ideal historic wedding venue in St. Paul.

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