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Newark Valley Churches Host Free Thanksgiving Dinner

In Newark Valley three churches came together to host a free Thanksgiving dinner. This has been customary for more than two decades.

Turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie were served up as a way to bring the community together.

Newark Valley First United Methodist Church, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Newark Valley United Church of Christ hosted this annual ecumenical dinner.

"Thanksgiving is a time for communities to gather and so these three churches decided; let's gather the community and let's do it on Thanksgiving and feed people. And that's what we're doing," said Member of Newark Valley United Church of Christ John Schwartz.

More than 200 people were served including more than 40 deliveries and 70 take-out orders.

Organizers say this year's turnout was the largest yet.