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La Crosse community Thanksgiving dinner back on table

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Public support could bring back 33-year-old
event that was cancelled abruptly Friday

For the first time in 33 years, the community thanksgiving dinner in La Crosse was cancelled last Friday.

Now, things are looking up. The dinner could still happen.

Since its cancellation, because of planning difficulties, there has been an outpouring of community support, according to spokesman Tom Rand.

Speaking on AM 1410 WIZM this morning, Rand said the committee is being polled today to determine whether the dinner can go ahead as planned. 

Rand said many people have offered to join the planning committee. A shortage of committee members had been cited as a major reason for calling off the yearly gathering.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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