TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – For 50 years the Community Thanksgiving Dinner has had one goal: to make sure no one dines alone. Julie West recently moved to Topeka for work. With the moving and her new job, she didn’t have time to go back to her family in Wisconsin. She said she decided to go to the community thanksgiving dinner. “If it wasn’t for this dinner, I would be either eating in a restaurant alone, or eating by myself home alone, and that wouldn’t be in the spirit of Thanksgiving,” she said.