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Letter: The real meaning of Thanksgiving

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Charity begins at home. I’ve heard this phrase since I was a small child.

What I’m about to describe breaches that boundary by a great deal.

The family restaurant in downtown Gloucester Court House, by the same name as the town, reached out to the community on Thanksgiving Day and provided a free Thanksgiving dinner to the community to show thanks for their patronage for the year.

The proprietors, Doug and Kim Hibbs, together with volunteers from Newington Baptist Church, served the meal, hot and delicious, in rapid time upon the seating of their patrons. It is this type of bonding within a community that reflects the real meaning of Thanksgiving.

I write this note to offer my accolades to them and hope the community they served so graciously will do the same.

Richard L. Earls

Gloucester, Va.


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