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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 6, 2013 Page5 Lombardo's Thanksgiving Diner A Frank De Pasquale Venture Over 700 guests enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner and dancing in The Grand Ballroom at Lombardo's in Randolph. www.depasc ualeventures.com Volunteers, Mimi Robinson and Donovan, serving Thanksgiving Dinner at Lombardo's in Randolph. This Thanksgiving, Lombardo's in Randolph served over 700 people at their annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the elderly and those in need. Over 1,200 tickets were sent to local senior centers and Salvation Army facilities in the greater Boston Area and South Shore to join them for the holi- day. The Lombardo family along with over 125 volunteers helped facilitate the setup, food preparation and service this year. This tradition began over four decades ago by Salvatore Lombardo and his mother, Nina, who wanted to serve a Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. They would have never imagined that this rich tradition would continue for the next 42 years. The tradition includes a 4 course Thanksgiving meal followed by festive music and dancing, which the guests look forward to the most. This year's dinner was made of 420 pounds of turkey, 300 pounds of potatoes, 20 gal- lons of gravy, 10 cases of pasta with 35 gal- lons of delicious marinara sauce and 150 pies ,all of which will not to go to waste. Every year, the Randolph Fire Department, headed with a generous meal to bring back to the station for those working the holiday. This year also marks the 50 th anniversary of Lombardo's. With the passing of Salvatore Lombardo five years ago, Paula Lombardo, Chief Administrative Officer, along with her brothers and the fourth generation of the family, oversee the entire operation. Paula says "It is an honor to be able to welcome over 700 people into our 'home' on a holiday that is meant to be celebrated together. Every year we see familiar faces and new faces. It is a joy to see everyone enjoy them- selves. We cannot think of a better way to start Thanksgiving Day.'The Lombardo's stress that this event is never possible with- out the assistance from their staff and vol- unteers. "The number of volunteer inquir- ies is huge each year. It is beautiful to see families come in with their children of all ages to help serve those in need. I admire those parents for teaching their children such important values" says Paula. These dedicated volunteers range from Girl Scouts to local officials and include Lombardo's staff and local families, all who worked hard to provide a delicious dinner and memorable holiday for local elderly, homeless and needy. Bricco Boutique ItalianCuisine 241 Hanover St. 617.248.6800 Trafloria II Panino Boston's 1st Original Trafforia 11 Parmenter St. * 617.720.1336 Quattro Grill, Rosticceria & Pizzeria 266 Hanover St. 617.720.0444 GiGi Gelateria 50 Flavors of Homemade Gelato 272 Hanover St. * 64 Cross St. 617.720.4243 N.E. Scene Boston Magazine A Magazine of Food, Wine, Tradition, Travel & Culture 256 Hanover St. * 617.570.9199 Mar6 Seafood & Oyster Bar i35 Richmond St. * 617.723.MARE Bricco Panefferia Homemade Adisan Breads 241 Hanover St. * 617.248.9859 Umbria Prime 5 Story Steakhouse Oyster Bar & Night Club 295 Franklin St. 617.338.1000 DePasquale's 5 Homemade Pasta Shoppe Over 50 Varieties 66A Cross St. * 617.248.9629 Eagle Design Commercial & Residential Construction 256 Hanover St. Suite 8 617.201.7951 The Ocean Club at Marina Bay 62,000 Square Feet of Outdoor Nightlife 333 Victory Rd. 617.689.0600 !Bu, on 00J\\;atale NORTH END ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION presents the 43 rd Annual 2013 NORTH END CHRISTMAS PARADE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2013 - 1:00 P.M. ilenTj Chrisln tas SEE SANTA CLAUS ARRIVE AT NORTH END PARK BY HELICOPTER AT 1:00 P.M. In case o/had weather. Parade will be held the next Sunday. Decemb'r 1.5th IN ASSOCIATION WiTH The Nazzaro Center North End Against Drugs Mayor's O#'e at Arts, Tourism and Special Evems Dedicated in Memory of JAMES "Jimmy" PALLOTTA by Chief Foley, arrive at 5am to help Execu-  .- tive Chef, Sharyn Olitsky, prepare the food. Volunteer, DJ, serving blueberry pies on : r]) [)d In turn, Sharyn always sends them home Thanksgiving at Lombardo's in Randolph. C,6riafmaa Dropkick Murphys and Boston's Favorite fund Authors are Home for the Holidays IP /00nc6eon Mayor Menino and Hotel Commonwealth Host Holiday Book Signing, [ 8eneflfr 00lorth nd fatal/lea and f/tier[ 8 Cocktail Reception and Live Band Performance acoustic set in support of local authors. Complimen- tary beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. This year's featured authors and celebrities include: Jack Beatty I The Rascal King I Age of Betrayal I The Lost History of 1914 Nichole Beruier ] The Un- finished Work of Elizabeth D. Daniel Bruce I Simply New England Kevin Cullen & Shelley Murphy I Whitey Bulger Joe Finder ] High Crimes [ Paranoia [ Company Men[ Kille r Instinct to Benefit ReadBoston Meredith Goldstein [ The Singles Paul Harding I Tinkers (Pulitzer Prize-winner) Susan Hood I The Tooth Mouse Jason Landry I Instant Connections Eve LaPlante IAmerican (Continued on Page i0) I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:00 Noon FILIPPO'S RISTORANTE BALLROOM 283 Causeway Street, Boston, Massachusetts N E\\;W DONATION H,,. ALk.EA ,1- H $20.00 PER PERSON Call 617.643,8105 ADMITTANCE BY TICKET ONLY Celebrate the holiday sea- son with your favorite Bos- ton authors and beloved local band Dropkick Murphys at the 2013 Hometown Authors Reception to ben- efit ReadBoston. Mayor Tho- mas M. Menino presents some of the city's most be- loved authors at Hotel Com- monwealth for a holiday re- ception where guests can meet the writers, shop their latest releases and receive a personal inscription. The books make a treasured keepsake or thoughtful gift for the season. Dropkick Murphys will perform an t t t t t t t t