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Category: Community Events

Start: Nov 23, 2017 10:00 AM

End: Nov 23, 2017 1:00 PM

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center


NEW ORLEANS – Nov. 9, 2017 – Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman encourages the New Orleans community to join him for the 43rd annual Sheriff’s Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration Nov. 23, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A holiday favorite, the event will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Hall I-2. The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office will join local volunteers to come together in service and gratitude for this year’s festive celebration.

The highly anticipated dinner will feature exquisite holiday cuisine with Julius Feltus, senior advisor to Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, leading the program as Master of Ceremonies. Live performances will spotlight Grammy Award-winner Irvin Mayfield as well as Leo Nocentelli, Donald Harrison, James Andrews, Earl Smith Jr., Chucky C. and Clearly Blue, Michael Ward, Tony Owens, Sleeping Giant, Rochelle Cook, Gina Brown, Regeneration Band and Father and Sons of the New Millennium (The Batiste Family). The event will also include a surprise guest appearance guaranteed to delight attendees.

“Each year we welcome the community from Orleans and the surrounding parishes to celebrate family and friends during this long-standing Thanksgiving tradition,” said Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman. “This event is a charitable partnership between our sponsors and volunteers in hopes of providing a memorable day for all. Their collaborative efforts are key in gathering our community to express appreciation for all the blessings we’ve received this past year, while providing a delicious meal and delightful entertainment.”

Those interested in participating as volunteers are encouraged to pre-register online at and may report to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Thanksgiving Day between 9 – 9:30 a.m. Volunteers will be awarded four hours of community service for their cooperation. Those in need of a ride to the event may call the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office at (504) 202-9215.

Free parking will also be available in Lot F, which is located across from Hall I-2.
OPSO’s Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration is brought to you by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, American Cancer Society, CBM Food Services, Flowers Baking Company, Fritzel’s Jazz Club, Humana Health Services, Logo Express, Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Louisiana Fresh Produce, New Orleans Council on Aging, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, Oceana Grill, Ochsner Health System, Orleans Parish School System, The Marie Laveau Foundation, True South Artist Services and United Healthcare.

About the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office
The Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO) operates the jail facilities, providing for the care, custody and control of incarcerated individuals. The Sheriff’s Office executes all writs, orders, and processes of the Traffic, Municipal, Civil and Criminal courts. Sheriff’s Deputies are peace officers with the full authority to conduct criminal investigations and make arrests within Orleans Parish.
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