Thursday Nov 25 2010 comments Auburn Community Dinner 2010 By: Photos by Kim Palaferri/Auburn Journal -A +A Making some fun on their Thanksgiving day, sisters Rebekah and Julia Graupensperger color placemats for the Auburn Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Ross Leavens is well trained at organizing the serving line for the Meals On Wheels delivery of the Thanksgiving meal as he is a repeat volunteer. Creating the first plate is Gary Ransom of Auburn who gets some pointers from Leavens. Corps Officer of the Salvation Army in Auburn Major Ralph Jiminez gives the blessing at the Community Dinner at the Gold Country Fair Grounds. Auburn Rotarian Jeff Ambrosia makes up some of the favorite green beans at the Community Dinner at Gold Country Fairgrounds sponsored by The Salvation Army. Maria Skoggins has been volunteering at the Community dinner for 4 years. Skoggins loves serving and receiving the plate to deliver to a guest is Andrea Ott of Auburn. Gilbert Ortega, of Auburn, is anxious for his delicious holiday meal from Nora Galli of Cool. Seven year old Zack Lundberg of Roseville, loves the ham they serve at the Community Dinner in Auburn. With Zach is mom Bobbi Xerri. Behind the scenes help for the Auburn Community Thanksgiving Dinners is Lucy Kataoka creates the rue for the gravy. Helping is Zoe and Rick Schlussel. Four year old Elena Hernandez enjoys a holiday feast with Great Great Grandma Marth Fancher and Great Grandma Elaine Fancher right. Team Gravy, the masters of one of the favorite items on Thanksgiving, has it down to a science. From left is Marc Krupin, Chef Brandi Blasi-Hebbard, and Daniel Maycock. The Trio have been volunteering as Team Gravy for years. Coming up from Antelope before heading off to the Bay Area for Their Thanksgiving dinner, Daniel and Kimberly Haul load up their car with the help of Rees Todd to deliver meals to people at their home who were unable to attend the Auburn Community Dinner. Kim Graupensperger Meals on Wheels coordinator gets a friendly Thank you from Ken Tokutomi, Chairman of the Board for the Salvation army. Coming out for his first time to volunteer at the Community Dinner, Rees Todd helps carve up the turkey. Herb Grounds of Auburn has always wanted to volunteer at the Auburn Community Dinner. The community dinner volunteers make up of 200 people. Rosanne Vondenakker, left, and Jenny Grounds, right, wouldn't miss this day for any as they are repeat volunteers at the Auburn Community Dinner sponsored by The Salvation Army. Taking time out of his day to help others, Ed Lester receives a Thanksgiving Meal that he will deliver from Mari Todd, who is a volunteer too. Waking up early to color placemats are brothers Kaeden and Kyler, right, Ransom.