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Sheriff Gusman Invites The New Orleans Community To Thanksgiving Dinner

Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman invites the New Orleans community to join him for the 41st annual Sheriff's Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration on Nov. 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in Hall I-2, will bring the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office and local volunteers together for the holiday celebration.

Scheduled to include performances by Grammy Award winning artist Irma Thomas, the Thanksgiving Dinner will feature additional local music from Irvin Mayfield, Leo Nocentelli, James Andrews, Earl Smith, Chucky C., Bobby J., Michael Ward and more. WDSU Anchor/Reporter Gina Swanson will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies.

"We are happy to invite people from Orleans and surrounding parishes to celebrate this family holiday tradition with us," said Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman, Orleans Parish Sheriff. "This event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers. They provide us with an opportunity to bring this community together to give thanks for the blessings we've received during the past year, all while enjoying a delicious meal and great entertainment."

Volunteers are asked to pre-register online at and report on Thanksgiving Day between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m. They will receive four hours of community service for the event. Citizens and volunteers in need of a ride to the event can call the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office at (504) 202-9215.

Free parking is available in Lot F, which is located across from Hall I-2.

Sponsors of the OPSO Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration are the Ernest N Morial Convention Center, Don Randon Real Estate Inc., United Healthcare, Louisiana Fresh Produce, Oceana Grill, The Marie Laveau Foundation, Orleans Parish School System, New Orleans Music Exchange, Flowers Baking Company, Louisiana Coca- Cola Bottling Company, Aramark Food Services, Inc., A-Med Ambulance Company, Logo Express; VEOLIA Regional Transit Authority, New Orleans Council on Aging, and CBD Parking.



NEW ORLEANS - 11-10-2015

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is holding a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 14 at OPSO's executive office, 2800 Perdido St.

OPSO is accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff as well as for several civilian positions. Applicants must be 21-years-old, have a high school diploma or GED from an accredited high school, a clean criminal record and have the ability to complete a P.O.S.T. correctional course and academy.

Please review our website,, for additional information or call OPSO's Human Resources Department at 504-202-9427.

Applicants are asked to bring a valid, state issued identification card to the job fair.

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is an equal opportunity employer.


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