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Thanksgiving to-go

The Abingdon Episcopal and LightHouse church families joined forces this year to hold a Community Thanksgiving Dinner, an event made challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the traditional sit-down meal at Abingdon Church, this year the two churches handed out to-go meals at the LightHouse parking lot. “While we were not able to open our doors and share a meal with people in the area, we experienced a new kind of community,” said Pam Reynolds of Abingdon, coordinator of this year’s event. Around 450 meals were distributed, she said. Above at LightHouse, Minnie Chase, Pam Reynolds, Wayne Reynolds and Rick Ferris were among those handing out meals. Below, the meals started at Abingdon’s Parish House. Some of those taking part in the food prep were, from left, Monica Smith, Lynn Lewis, Debbie Amarescu, Marian Clements and the Rev. Sven vanBaars. A total of 89 people volunteered over a three-day period, including Boy Scouts from Troop 113 and Gloucester County CERT volunteers, as...

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