2016-11-23 / Front Page

Thanksgiving Feast

After hearing about the personal experiences and expressions of heartfelt thanks from young adult members, on Monday, Nov. 21, close to 100 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County were served an early Thanksgiving meal of turkey with all the trimmings in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Newport. The meal is part of a longstanding tradition. One club member told the roomful of children and parents that she was thankful for all the years she has enjoyed at the club. Another said she is thankful for the opportunity to help other kids at the club, and especially her nephew. In the foreground, Boys & Girls staff member Laura Echezabal helps five-year-old Kenoy F. juggle his plate and get it safely to his seat. The Boys & Girls Clubs is one of nine organizations on the island that provides food assistance during the holiday season. (Photo by Lynne Tungett)

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