Thanksgiving dinner on a paper plate, with a smile

Carol Anne Howell came, as she does every year, with her two sons, Justin and Austin Boyd: “We have been doing this for 10 years now,” she said, “since the boys were little. We enjoy the work.”

The work is feeding those in need a hot Thanksgiving dinner. Carol Anne, her sons, and 40 other volunteers and staff served about 300 people a traditional Thanksgiving meal at Western Carolina Rescue Ministry on Patton Avenue on a cool and windy day.

Women and children received a special ‘turkey box’ made by kids just for the occasion with candy and small toys. No one was turned away, and there was plenty left overs, even of mashed potatoes.

Mike Clark and Carol Anne Howell serving dinner at the Western Carolina Rescue Ministry Thanksgiving dinner.

Rusty Vazquez holds one of the special boxes for women and children made and donated by children from the area.

Linwood Boone brings Sergio Vasquez more butter for the stuffing.

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