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Thanksgiving dinner raises funds for needy

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A longtime annual church Thanksgiving dinner — mainly held in the past to bring people together to socialize — for the first time was used to raise funds to help the poor build houses.

To do this, the Knights of Columbus council at St. Joachim Catholic Church took over organizing, and part of the change included raising the admission price from $10 to $25.

Despite the higher cost, 18 round tables were completely filled with diners in the dimly-lit Holy Spouses Hall, which was decorated in gold and white.

Members wanted to raise at least $2,500. Organizers believe their fundraising goal may have been reached, when on Saturday, at least 150 tickets were sold for the evening gathering...


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