Story by WVUA 23’s Monae Stevens.

Bethel Baptist Church held it’s 5th annual community Thanksgiving dinner. Although it happens once a year, there is something about this event that the community anticipates.

“It’s worthwhile with that once a year because I have so many people asking ‘Are you going to do it this year,’” event coordinator Virgie Greene said.

Greene and other church members take the time to prepare plates consisting of turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, and green beans for over 150 people in the community.

The church also donated turkeys to be given away to people who are in need. Every twenty minutes, 20 turkeys were given away. In total, the church gave away over 120 turkeys.

“We just want to connect with them and give them a word of encouragement,” Pastor Schmitt Moore said.

Bethel Baptist Church is thankful to see the community come together and have fellowship with one another during the holidays.

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