Free meals served at restaurant

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By David Giuliani

The free Thanksgiving dinner at El Sombrero Restaurant proved to be as popular as ever.

The traditional turkey dinner lasted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and is in its 11th year. There was hardly a seat to be found during the morning rush, and employees estimated that at least 400 takeout orders were prepared. By the end of the day, the restaurant reported that it had little Thanksgiving food left.

As always, members of the community helped Sombrero staff during the dinner. And diners were treated to entertainment, including the Spanish music of Marcelina Velasques.

The restaurant advertises its dinner widely, including placing fliers on cars.