On Thursday the Lubbock Salvation Army hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community. When NewsChannel 11 arrived at Salvation Army there was a line waiting outside the door. Once the food was served whether you were eating or dishing it, out it seemed like everybody was having a good time.
"It is absolutely great. They outdid themselves doing this year," said one happy eater.
No complaints this year at Lubbock's Salvation Army annual Thanksgiving dinner. More than 200 hundred people were served on Thursday and everybody enjoyed their favorite dish.
To get this holiday feast ready, more than 100 volunteers of all ages offered their time and hard work."This may be the only hot meal that these people have for a whole week. It's just the least I can do," said Salvation Army Volunteer Dena Sautter.
"I think it's fun and it makes me happy to serve other people," said nine year old volunteer Madison Woupio.
"All of us are two or three bad decisions away from being in the same predicament, so it's a wonderful opportunity to put a smile on somebody's face," said one kitchen volunteer.
And smiles were seen all around as people remembered the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
What's your favorite part about Thanksgiving? "That you get to eat with your family," said one young girl.
"I'm thankful that I'm alive and God is good to me and even though I live on the streets here in Lubbock Texas, God is good," said a man enjoying the Thanksgiving feast.
Even though the Salvation Army served less than expected tonight, the Thanksgiving dinner was still a success. There are plenty of leftovers, but will be put to good use for their daily meals to help those in need.
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