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Lawton Salvation Army hosts Thanksgiving feast, delivers meals

LAWTON, Okla._As families across Texoma celebrate Thanksgiving with a special meal, the Salvation Army in Lawton provided a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for those who may not have a place to go for the holiday.

The Thanksgiving celebration started at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club and ends around 2:00 p.m. It’s a tradition for the Salvation Army and has taken place for the past 15 years. This year, for the first time ever, the Salvation Army began delivering meals to those who were unable to attend the dinner; they also added a carry out option. 

Alice Jarousak says her brother called her to let her know about the dinner and she decided to check it out this year.

"My family left and went to Oklahoma City so I'm here with my family here. I'm very thankful to be here because there are a lot of nice people here, and one lady came up to me and said if I need prayer just come to her and she'll give me prayer," Jarousak said.

Captain Israel Roseno says it takes effort on the part of the whole community to put the Thanksgiving feast together each year.

"About 50 volunteers that came, they will be coming throughout the day, in the morning we had about 15-21 that opened and then they helped me set up the tables, the food and as well the decorations. They are also offering people prayer and counseling…all those things," Capt. Roseno of the Lawton Salvation Army explained.

The Salvation Army says the pickup and delivery option was such a big hit in the community that they decided they'll do it again next year. 

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