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Park Rapids Thank Meal expected to serve 600

Park Rapids' annual Thank Meal was expected to serve 600 people Thursday. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

More than 100 volunteers made Thanksgiving special for 600 diners Thursday in Park Rapids.

The annual community Thank Meal at Riverside United Methodist Church transformed the facility into a hub of activity all week.

Volunteers cooked 35 turkeys.

"We had 70 to 80 pies but they're still coming in the door," said volunteer Barbara Southward at noon Thursday.

A consortium of community churches has put on the meal for 28 years.

Two-dozen delivery drivers transported meals to those who couldn't or wouldn't brave the cold and snow to come.

Sarah Smith

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