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Published November 25, 2011, 03:57 PM

More Than 100 Volunteers Help Put on Annual Rescue Mission Thanksgiving Meal

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Anyone hungry in Grand Forks could get a warm meal on Thursday at the Northlands Rescue Mission annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Anyone hungry in Grand Forks could get a warm meal on Thursday at the Northlands Rescue Mission annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

The feeling was overwhelming gratefulness for those who attended the Northlands Thanksgiving meal.

More than 100 volunteers joined together to make this meal possible.

"For people who don't have family in the area, etc.," Northlands executive director David Sena said.

A traditional Thanksgiving meal was served including turkeys, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Best of all? It was homemade.

The only thing that came out of a can was the cranberry sauce," Sena said.

The mission has been putting on this meal for more than 20 years, and this year they had some special guest servers: the UND basketball team.

"It makes me feel good. Basketball is important, but there's obviously a lot bigger picture and it's great that we can come out and help everybody else," basketball player Pat Rickmitchell said.

And people in the community seem to be very grateful to have such a special meal.

"I consider all these people here my family right now. I get along with everybody. I'm very grateful to have a meal like this today," Northlands resident Donald Lapham said.

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