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More than 2,500 provided Thanksgiving feast in Dawson

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

November 27, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - More than two thousand people received a free, warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday in Dawson, thanks to the help of volunteers. This is the 14th year Mayor Robert Albritten has organized the food deliveries.

Corporations and civic groups donated food and money. Volunteers began packing trays early in the morning. They hoped to feed more than 2500 people in need throughout Terrell County.

"We felt it was incumbent upon us, because there's a saying that of those who receive should be sharing with others," said mayor Robert Albritten.

Volunteer Tessa Thorpe said, "It makes me feel happy that they are able to have a good dinner today and unfortunately, they probably haven't been having that, so I'm glad to help out."

Firefighters, police officers and Sheriffs deputies were just a few of the many volunteers helping to deliver meals.

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