Tallahassee hosts community Thanksgiving dinner

Posted at 4:36 PM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 15:45:19-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Having a Thanksgiving lunch at Lake Ella has become a tradition for many in the community, whether they're volunteering or coming out for a hot meal.

Now in it's 34th year, the Tallahassee Community Thanksgiving Dinner offered guests a traditional holiday meal with turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and a variety of pies.

Most of the food, which included about 75 turkeys, was donated by locals, businesses, and culinary groups like the one at Kaiser University.

Guests were offered free transportation to and from the American Legion Hall, and free local and long distance phone calls to talk with loved ones.

"People are very thankful, very appreciative. You have everybody from volunteers-wise, even kids are helping out. You usually see the people that are enjoying the meal able to thank them, some of the adults, and the kids who are really working hard. You definitely a lot of appreciation," said Owner of Premier Fine Homes, Jason Ghazvini.

Volunteers usually start planning the annual community dinner each September.