Good evening and thanks for spending some time with
us this Thanksgiving.
I'm Brittany Schmidt.
Thousands gathered in La Crosse this afternoon to
take part in a long-running community tradition.
that almost didn't happen this year.
The La Crosse Community Thanksgiving Dinner was briefly
cancelled in late September .
before a rush of volunteers saved the event.
Those volunteers were able to organize this year's
dinner in about a month's time.
and it had all the favorite fixings from turkey.
to mashed potatoes...to stuffing.
One of the planning committee members, whose been
doing the holiday dinner for years, says to see the
outpouring of support from the community to make sure
the dinner continued this year...meant the world to
-to us it means they truly do care for one another,
so the heart felt sense of community spirit is well
and alive in our area.
and it shows us just how much faith they have in us
and i think it's been one tremendous boost to our
community as far as what we do for eachother.
She says with the help of hundreds of volunteers.
they were hoping to serve over 4-thousand meals today.