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Hundreds attend 35th annual Tallahassee Community Thanksgiving

Posted at 6:35 PM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 18:35:23-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — About a 1,000 people showed Thursday for the 35th annual Tallahassee Community Thanksgiving.

People like Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis, Supervisor of Elections Mark Early, Commissioners Bill Proctor and Elaine Bryant served up a hot meal for all to enjoy.

It started out as a chance for homeless people to get a hot meal for the holiday and has grown into a way for community members to break bread together.

The meal even continued despite a overnight break in at Leon High School where the food was stored.

"You gotta roll with the punches. We did have some hold ups on our food. Luckily because we have a really great volunteer group that's here every year," said Jason Ghazvhini, an organizer of the event. "Everybody was ready in line when the food walked in and we did a great job getting it out to everybody in a fast but efficient pace."

The volunteers were able to serve the food only 38 minutes behind schedule.