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Thanksgiving food drive continues


Dispatch Staff Report



The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority, Columbus Police Department and Concerned Citizens of Ward 1 Wednesday officially kicked off this year''s Thanksgiving food drive at the Municipal Complex. 


Last year, the groups fed more than 600 senior citizens on Thanksgiving day with volunteer labor and donated food. 


This year, the groups are looking to outdo themselves, once again putting on 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., for seniors and shut-ins. 


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 senior citizens in the community. 


Donations may be delivered to the Columbus Police Department inside the Columbus Municipal Complex at 1501 Main St. Checks should be made payable to the CLRA. 


For more information, to volunteer or request a meal, contact Greg Lewis, director of programs for the CLRA at 662-327-4935.




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