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Watertown Salvation Army serves hundreds of free meals this Thanksgiving

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Hundreds of meals flew out the doors of the Watertown Salvation Army this Thanksgiving.

Volunteers were hard at work putting together the “Turkey Day” dinners, allowing community members to drive-up or walk in to claim a free meal. They also delivered to those who were unable to travel.

Even before the doors opened at 11 a.m., more than 400 meals were pre-ordered, helping the Salvation Army reach its goal of serving 800 meals.

The posts’ newest captains say transitioning into this annual city tradition was easy, thanks to those who have stepped up to help.

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Student groups celebrate ‘Friendsgiving’

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – One of the best things you can learn at school is how to be a good friend.

That lesson was on the menu at two area schools.

On Friday, high school special education students at St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES put together a Friendsgiving lunch.

They planned what they were going to have, did the shopping for ingredients, decorated the tables, and served one another a great meal.

Educators and therapists at the school say it was a chance to be grateful for the different strengths each student brings to the table and teach life skills while having fun.

Meanwhile, at Alexandria Bay Central School, Friendsgiving dinner has another meaning.

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Turkeys given away in Watertown as part of state program

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – Watertown’s Urban Mission gave away 100 turkeys Tuesday ahead of Thanksgiving.

It was part of the Nourish New York program, which was signed into law over the weekend by Governor Kathy Hochul.

Local officials handed out the turkeys and some desserts too.

Mission Executive Director Dawn Cole says the extra turkeys are crucial this year.

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