NEW ORLEANS - On Tuesday, Nov. 13th Council President Jason Williams joined the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club to host the annual Thanksgiving luncheon for senior citizens. Volunteers served more than 342 Thanksgiving meals to local seniors during the event which took place at the Roy E. Glapion Reception Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
In addition to the free meal, seniors who attended the event were treated to performances by DJ Captain Charles, the Young PinStripe Brass Band and Zulu Tramps while participating in a variety of games and activities.
"I am so proud of the work my colleagues and I on the Council have done to finally start allocating some well-deserved and overdue resources to support our city's seniors this year," said Council President Williams. "As I've said before, we would not be where we are today if it weren't for their sacrifices, and I was so honored to have the opportunity to express my gratitude at this year's annual Thanksgiving luncheon."
The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club has put on this special Thanksgiving tradition for seniors for more than 20 years. This year's event was coordinated by longtime organizer Ms. Lena Stewart, who spearheaded the event for former Councilmember Nadine Ramsey from 2014 - 2017.
Director of Communications
Councilmember Jason Rogers Williams, At-Large