Vegetarian Society To Hold Thanksgiving Dinner

The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. The November meeting will feature a catered meal of vegetarian Thanksgiving foods.

The speaker after dinner will be Jeff Lubi, director of the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The theme of his talk will be “A Decade of Building a No Need to Kill Organization.” The shelter is located at 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown. Its phone number is 664-2209. Its mission is to promote the adoption of animals, prevent all forms of animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost, abandoned and homeless animals and to provide education about the humane treatment of animals. Lubi has been executive director since 2003. He, his wife and children live in Panama.

The evening’s dinner will be catered by Sylvie Taylor and family of Clymer. Food items will include: “mock meat” roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, coleslaw, grape juice, bread and pumpkin pie. All food will be vegan (no meat, eggs, milk, butter or other dairy products used in preparing it) and mostly organic.

All meetings are open to the public. You do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend a meeting. It is open to anyone who is interested in learning about healthy eating and living. The Vegetarian Society is an information and support group for individuals seeking to explore healthy eating through vegetarian, vegan or raw food lifestyles. For more information, find them on Facebook at Chautauqua-Vegetarian-Society.