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Washtenaw County Churches Serving Meals For Thanksgiving

As part of the Thanksgiving celebration, churches in Washtenaw County are opening their doors to help feed the public.  With this story, we continue with our series on how different people celebrate the holiday in our county.

Today at noon, the Brown Chapel AME Church in Ypsilanti will serve hot turkey meals to anyone who wants to join them. 

Pastor Jerry Hatter says it's a tradition that started six years ago.  

"We also encourage college students to come over who aren't going home for the holidays. Also, any other family members who are alone, we ask that they come and have a family here at the church, if you will. To have this great meal together."

Meanwhile, tomorrow, the Vineyard Church of Ann Arborwill also offer meals to the homeless and the general public between 11 AM and 4:30 PM.

Donnell Wyche is the Senior Pastor.

"We send vans down to either the Liberty Plaza or to the Delonis Center to pick folks up who may want to come out."

Throughout the year, both churches usually provide meals to those in need on Fridays.

Tomorrow, we'll tell you about a local family that celebrates Thanksgiving--Italian style.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu

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