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Kelowna Gospel Mission serving dinner for 800 this Thanksgiving

The Kelowna Gospel Mission is gearing up to serve 800 people Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.
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October 07, 2016 - 8:00 PM

KELOWNA – Hundreds of hungry fathers, sons, daughters and mothers will get a Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, thanks to the Kelowna Gospel Mission.

Every year dozens of volunteers prepare and serve roughly 800 turkey meals to people in the community and on Monday, Oct. 10, Mayor Colin Basran will be one of more than 50 who serve traditional turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie.

No reservation is necessary and everyone is welcome.

Executive director Randy Benson says in a media release that a former guest of the shelter will read a poem he wrote to honour a staff member at the Mission.

“It is encouraging to see former guests of our Shelter give back,” he says. “Gordon is a special man who has overcome hardship and we’re honoured to have him present his poem.”

For more information, visit the Kelowna Gospel Mission website.

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