Volunteers feed more than 200 seniors at holiday luncheon

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Seniors prepare to eat at Thanksgiving luncheon on November 21, 2019 (Photo By: Lakeeda Johnson / WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — People are still talking about the 15th Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Martin Luther King Center.

The city puts on this luncheon ever year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Volunteers fed more than 200 seniors on Thursday afternoon.

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This is a time for seniors to share the spirit of the holidays with each other.

Senior Rosa Galloway says this event always reconnects her with friends she hasn’t seen in a while.

“We are approaching the Thanksgiving season, and it’s so good to see everybody here today,” Galloway said. “Some of them I haven’t seen since last year, and this gives us time to get together to talk, laugh, and enjoy one another. That’s very important.”



Seniors enjoyed a catered meal including some specialty dishes like homemade dressing, and grilled turkey.