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Project Backyard hosts annual Thanksgiving dinner

Folks in Thomasville volunteered Thursday to serve meals to those in need. (Source:WALB) Folks in Thomasville volunteered Thursday to serve meals to those in need. (Source:WALB)
Project Backyard hosted it's annual community Thanksgiving dinner. (Source:WALB) Project Backyard hosted it's annual community Thanksgiving dinner. (Source:WALB)
"It's amazing to see how many volunteers come out," said Bryan Watt, Program Director. (Source:WALB) "It's amazing to see how many volunteers come out," said Bryan Watt, Program Director. (Source:WALB)
"If you hear some of the back story, hear some of their struggles. It means alot that we can be apart of that," said Angela Keys, Executive Director for Inside Out Nation. (Source:WALB) "If you hear some of the back story, hear some of their struggles. It means alot that we can be apart of that," said Angela Keys, Executive Director for Inside Out Nation. (Source:WALB)
For the past four years Keren Stevens said she got her family out of the house to do something different for thanksgiving, volunteer. (Source:WALB) For the past four years Keren Stevens said she got her family out of the house to do something different for thanksgiving, volunteer. (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Folks in Thomasville volunteered Thursday to serve meals to those in need.

Project Backyard hosted it's annual community Thanksgiving dinner.

Hundreds of people joined together to celebrate the holiday.

Donated Clothes, freshly prepared meals and canned food items were all donated to make sure the Thomasville community was taken care of this thanksgiving.

"It's amazing to see how many volunteers come out," said Bryan Watt, Program Director.

Hundreds spent hours Thursday and Friday getting ready for the community dinner.

"We try to keep it as organized as possible but a lot of it is just volunteers coming in and everyone using their gifts and talents to make it happen," said Watt.

It all came together as people came through the door looking for that hot meal.

"It's kinda overwhelming and humbling is the best word. Because the reality is that we're all people in need. Doesn't matter who you are or where your from. We're all people in need of love and care," said Watt.

That meal, brought strangers together to sit down and enjoy the holiday.

"If you hear some of the back story, hear some of their struggles. It means a lot that we can be apart of that," said Angela Keys, Executive Director for Inside Out Nation.

For the past four years Keren Stevens said she got her family out of the house to do something different for thanksgiving, volunteer.

"We decided it was one of the best thanksgivings we had ever had," said Stevens.

One that Project Backyard hopes to bring back year after year.

"We're hoping to continue for many years to come and for it to really be a tradition or stable in Thomasville," said Watt.

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