Anthony Martinez of Delano鈥檚 Tony鈥檚 Firehouse Grill and a citizens committee headed by Art Armendariz were delighted on Thanksgiving Day that the 4th annual Delano Community Happy Thanksgiving luncheon met its goal of serving 1,500 people 鈥 and probably more.

Most of the drive-up vehicles had already left the long line of vehicles an hour into the drive-thru serving, but still more came after 11 a.m., but were short only the pumpkin pies.

Gary Girard is a longtime resident of Delano. He can be reached at 661-725-8803.