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Volunteers come together to prepare Thanksgiving feast

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 | 7:37 p.m. CST; updated 11:14 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008
From left to right, troop leader Dan Tevis, Spencer Mills, Carl Wegener and Nick Sublett, all volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 708, sauté diced onions and green peppers Wednesday in the kitchen of Stamper Commons cafeteria at Stephens College. The Thanksgiving dinner, hosted by First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton, will be served at noon on Thursday,in the Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall on the Stephens College campus. Crayton expects to serve about 300 people.

About 70 volunteers crowded into the kitchen of Stamper Commons cafeteria on Stephens College campus Wednesday to assist First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton in preparing food for the Thanksgiving dinner she hosts. The dinner will be served at noon Thursday at Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall on Stephens College campus. Crayton, who has been hosting the dinner for the past 10 years, said she expects to serve about 300 people. Volunteers consisted of families, community members, boy scout troops and girl scout troops.

Mark Morgan, left, scoops green beans as his wife, Karen Morgan, picks out an odd-looking bean on Wednesday in the kitchen of Stamper Commons on Stephens College campus. The Morgans, who have been helping at the dinner for several years, were one of the many families to volunteer for the dinner.
Turkeys sit on a baker’s rack waiting to be seasoned as volunteers discuss what needs to be done next.

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