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Turkey drive for Turkey Day


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Last year, The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and Columbus Police Department fed more than 600 senior citizens on Thanksgiving day. 


This year, the groups are looking to outdo themselves -- with the help of the community -- during the annual Senior Citizen''s Thanksgiving Program. 


Volunteers will help cook and then deliver food from Stokes-Beard Elementary Communication and Technology School at 311 Martin Luther King Drive, from 7-11 a.m. 


This year''s drive for donations already has begun. 


The CPD and CLRA will accept monetary donations as well as frozen turkeys, plates, cups, desserts and drinks. 


All will be used to provide a hot Thanksgiving meal for hundreds of seniors in the community, many of whom are unable to easily leave their homes or be with family for the holiday.  


Donations may be delivered to the Columbus Police Department inside the Columbus Municipal Complex at 1501 Main St. beginning Oct. 14, when a kickoff to the food drive will be held at noon. 


Checks should be made payable to the CLRA. 


For more information on how to donate to the event before Oct. 14, to volunteer or request a meal, contact Greg Lewis, director of programs for the CLRA at 662-327-4935.




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