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Montgomery Neighborhood Center Hosts Rosa Wims 31st Annual “Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner”

By Staff


montgomeryWhat began with a few dozen attendees in the 1970s has transformed into a Rochester tradition.

Community advocate Rosa Wims, 93, will once again hold the 31st annual “Rosa’s Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner,” on Nov. 11, at 12 p.m. in the Montgomery Neighborhood Center, at 10 Cady St.

The event is free and open to the public; however, proper ID will be required for all guests.

Wims, who has dedicated her life to serving others, and lives in a nearby apartment in Corn Hill, was the first black nurse’s aide at Rochester General Hospital.

She went on to become a licensed practical nurse, and later founded the Faith Community Health Awareness Center on Genesee St.

The center was later named in her honor, as the “Rosa Wims Family Wellness Center.”

According to organizers, Wims has a dedicated team helping her with the event, and she’s also recruited volunteers from the health care community.

Foodlink has provided the food for the event for the past decade.

Wims reportedly has a special announcement this year, regarding the future of the event.

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