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Annual luncheon serves 1,060



BUSY—Rev. James King (blue cap) pitches in to help on the serving line Saturday during the annual free Community Thanksgiving Outreach Luncheon, held this year in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. The luncheon provided 1,060 persons with meals, focusing on ill, shut-ins and families without transportation. The effort was begun by New Hope Baptist Church and grew to include many congregations. 
Reporter/Mike Brown BUSY—Rev. James King (blue cap) pitches in to help on the serving line Saturday during the annual free Community Thanksgiving Outreach Luncheon, held this year in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church. The luncheon provided 1,060 persons with meals, focusing on ill, shut-ins and families without transportation. The effort was begun by New Hope Baptist Church and grew to include many congregations. Reporter/Mike Brown

More than 50 volunteers assisted the effort and a come-and-go crowd picked up lunches. More than 50 volunteers assisted the effort and a come-and-go crowd picked up lunches.

From left, Cathy Henderson, Betty Headrick, Rhonda Eichinger, Dorothy Lawson dish up plates. From left, Cathy Henderson, Betty Headrick, Rhonda Eichinger, Dorothy Lawson dish up plates.

Keeping up in the kitchen (L-R) Pearlie Mack, Vera Rivers, Barbara Gross, Rev. James King. Keeping up in the kitchen (L-R) Pearlie Mack, Vera Rivers, Barbara Gross, Rev. James King.

Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and all the trimmings made for festive Thanksgiving feast. Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and all the trimmings made for festive Thanksgiving feast.

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