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Salina prepares to serve community Thanksgiving dinner

November 21, 2012|By Samantha Anderson | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

(SALINA, Kan.) — Salvation Army cook Kathy Fears has been hard at work, preparing the Salvation Army's 15th community Thanksgiving dinner.  "I cook 60 turkeys in two weeks," Fears said.

More people will also be hard at work finishing the meals.  "This would not be possible without our volunteers," Fears said.

"We're just thankful that we have what we have and when you're dealing with people who are less fortunate, you are more thankful," volunteer Larry Perea said.

The meal is truly a community dinner, with many different groups helping out.

The Salvation Army takes care of the turkey, pie and mashed potatoes. The Salina Country Club helps with the stuffing and gravy, while Applebee's prepares the corn and cranberry salad.


"We are just so impressed with the volunteerism in the area," Just Vig, the officer in charge of the Salina Salvation Army said.

"I think it's what Thanksgiving is all about," Fears said. "To help others and to be thankful that you can help others.

The dinner is open to the public and will take place at the Salina Applebee's from 12 p.m. till 2 p.m Thursday.

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