Veterans Day ceremony to be held in Pismo Beach

A Veterans Day ceremony, sponsored by American Legion Post 136 and VFW Post 10978, will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Pismo Beach Veterans Hall, 780 Bello St. 

The Civil Air Patrol Squadron 103, Boy Scout Troop 450 and guest speaker Richard Malvarose, who served in the Army as a chief warrant officer 4, will be on hand to honor local veterans and their family members. 

A free tri-tip barbecue, prepared by Pat Dalton, will be provided to those in attendance.

Thanksgiving dinner will be served to community Sunday

The sixth annual Paul Teixeira Nipomo Community Thanksgiving will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Parish, 298 S. Thompson Ave.

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Various nonprofit groups in Nipomo come together each year to provide a home-cooked meal for community members. This year, organizers are preparing food for approximately 1,000. 

The Paul Teixeira Nipomo Community Thanksgiving was started by Teixeira, a San Luis Obispo County supervisor who died in 2013, and Deb Geaslen in 2011. It was Teixeira's vision that a community Thanksgiving event would provide an opportunity for friends and family from all walks of life to gather, said an event organizer. 

The event has grown each year since its inception. 

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