We Give Thanks
On Sunday, November 20, 2005, the Edgewater community gathered for an interfaith service of Thanksgiving at St. Gertrude Church, 6200 N. Glenwood. Each year the Edgewater Community Religious Association (ECRA) sponsors this event at a different community house of worship. The Thanksgiving proclamation of Abraham Lincoln is read and the many church choirs and musical performers present beautiful music. Judge Joan Lefkow read the proclamation and both children’s choirs and adult choirs performed.
Tom Robb from Care for Real spoke on the changing face of the Edgewater community, noting that the number of applicants for assistance is on the rise but that the community has risen to meet the challenge. A collection for Care For Real is an important part of the Thanksgiving event. The 35 year history of Care For Real in this community has been a beacon of hope for many needy families who arrive in our Edgewater neighborhood without the resources that they need.
The event ended with a social gathering.