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Christian Services hosts 29th annual Thanksgiving dinner

Volunteers entertain diners with gospel music during the 29th annual Thanksgiving dinner at Christian Services, Inc. Tuesday. Volunteers entertain diners with gospel music during the 29th annual Thanksgiving dinner at Christian Services, Inc. Tuesday.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hundreds of needy or home-bound people in the Hattiesburg area got a hot and healthy Thanksgiving meal Tuesday, thanks to the staff and volunteers at Christian Services, Inc.  

That organization hosted its 29th annual Thanksgiving dinner at its E. 2nd Street Headquarters.

Visitors could either eat in or get a take out plate.

Hundreds of dinners were also delivered. 

Volunteers said they enjoy spreading some early holiday cheer.   

"What better thing to do than to serve," said Calvin Russell, a volunteer and president of the Ruff Ryders Motorcycle Club.

Many of the Ruff Ryders served as volunteers for the event.

"The Bible says you should serve others and this is one way that we do it," Russell said. 

"We just want to be thankful and show others that we're thankful and get in the mood, the spirit of Thanksgiving," said Chelsea Thames, a local teacher who also served as a volunteer. 

"It just makes you feel so good to know that you're helping somebody and it's not only the people that you help, but it helps you," said Lettie Burger, a volunteer with the Women in the Making organization at Shady Grove Baptist Church.  

About 300 volunteers helped prepare and serve nearly 2,500 meals Tuesday.    

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