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Hattiesburg hosts first annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

More than 1,000 plates were served Thursday for Hattiesburg's first annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the C.E. Roy Community Center.

The dinner was put on by 105.3 FM, Mt.. Carmel Baptist Church, the City of Hattiesburg and Forrest General Hospital.

"I would like to thank all these people here that are serving us today for Jesus," said Hattiesburg resident Tony Magee.

The usual Thanksgiving staples were served, and some of the volunteers included college students who are home for the break.

"I love helping people and seeing people happy," said Gabrielle Fairley. "I love giving back to the community any way that I can."

Many of those at the event shared what they are thankful for this season.

"I'm thankful for God…to make this day possible," said Perry Lee Vinzant.

"I would have to say my family and friends and also being able to go to one of the best schools in the country," said Missouri student and Hattiesburg native Raven Fairley.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree attended the event with his family, including his newborn grandson.

" I praise God that he's healthy and doing well," said DuPree. "For my family and for the Hattiesburg family, I think we have a lot to be thankful for. We have good times ahead of us, and I hope that everybody feels the same way I do about where we're headed in Hattiesburg and thankful for what God has allowed us to do."

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