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Thanksgiving comes early for vulnerable

Two community holiday dinners planned

Seventy-five turkeys with all the trimmings will be served up for anyone wanting a traditional Thanksgiving meal at Our Place Society on Thursday over the lunch hour.

Forty volunteers will help to prepare 188 pumpkin pies, 250 loaves of bread for stuffing, 226 kilograms of potatoes and more.

On Thanksgiving proper, Gordy Dodd holds his 13th annual dinner. This year, it takes place at his 35,000-square-foot warehouse at 650 Garbally Rd. He and his team of volunteers will set up 30 to 40 tables for an expected 700 people, starting at 5 p.m. on Monday.

The meal at Dodd’s warehouse is free, but people must pick up tickets in advance at Our Place Society by Friday at 5 p.m.