Bessemer VFW serves up Thanksgiving feast

 

November 24, 2017

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

BESSEMER VFW Post 3673 set up one place setting for the missing Thursday in Bessemer. John Frello said more than 82,000 missing remain unaccounted for on foreign soil.

By IAN MINIELLY

iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER - Bessemer VFW Post 3673 sent out word it was providing free Thanksgiving meals to area veterans and their families and veterans service officer John Frello said more than 200 people responded.

Frello said, "The response has been overwhelming. We had no idea it would be so well received."

All told, more than 30 volunteers prepared over 200 pounds of turkey and over 100 pounds of ham. More than 60 pounds of sweet potatoes were prepared and over 150 pounds of mashed potatoes were squashed, stirred, buttered and whipped. Desserts were donat...



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