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11/27/13 — Charities prepare holiday meals for local needy families

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Charities prepare holiday meals for local needy families

By Becky Barclay and Josh Ellerbrock
Published in News on November 27, 2013 1:46 PM

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Wayne Country Day School fifth-grade teacher Dena Creger bastes the turkey that will be served during the Thanksgiving lunch Thursday at the Soup Kitchen. For the last six years Mrs. Creger and her fifth-grade students have been volunteering on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving lunch will be served Thursday at 11 a.m. and will include turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, collards, yams, rolls and pies.

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Lorene Beamon stuffs a box full of canned goods, cake mix and a turkey to help needy and homeless families in Wayne County have a happy Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving food boxes will be given out today at the Community Crisis Center.

Two days before Thanksgiving, the Community Soup Kitchen hit a record. "We had 208 people show up. That is the most we have ever had in one day in the 30 years we have been open," director Dorcia Benton...

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