77th annual Joe Salem Dinner will be drive-thru this year

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Posted at 11:42 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 12:45:12-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The annual Joe Salem Dinner is making adjustments because of the pandemic, but still wants to share with the Coastal Bend during the Thanksgiving season.

Organizers now plan the event as a drive-thru feast that will be to-go only in their 77th annual event. Those who attend will People be given the usual meal which includes all of the trimmings including a turkey leg, sides, drinks and dessert.

The event will be the same as usual without door prizes as in previous years, according to Joe Salem dinner coordinator Lisa Saenz.

The dinner will take place at the Sokol Corpus Christi gym at 5502 Kostoryz on Thanksgiving Day on Thursday Nov. 26.

It is free and everyone is invited.

Those interested in attending can begin lining up in their vehicles at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served from 12 p.m. through 2 p.m.

Joe Salem was a local jeweler and former state representative from the Coastal Bend who was well known for his philanthropy. He passed away in April 2001 at the age of 80.