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Tallahassee Community Thanksgiving Gives Sense Of Family For Those Who Need It

Thanksgiving Dinner
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Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family, and the organizers of Tallahassee’s Community Thanksgiving Celebration want to make sure everyone has that opportunity—even if they don’t have loved ones to spend it with. 

This Thursday, more than a hundred volunteers will be at American Legion post 13 next to Lake Ella serving Thanksgiving dinner.  Event organizer Vickie Goodman says this is the thirtieth year they’re holding the event.

“We feed generally between 800 and 1300 people every year,” Goodman says. “Basically, alone, no place to go, away from home, limited resources, it doesn’t really matter, if you show up we feed you.”

Goodman says they’re still looking for people to help with setting up and breaking down the event.  In addition, organizers are distributing clean coats and blankets as well as offering free calls for visitors who can’t spend the day with their family.

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Lynn Higgins at (850) 205-5211.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.