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Associated Churches delivers Thanksgiving meals to military

Members of the 122nd Fighter Wing unload boxes of food from Associated Churches on Monday afternoon. The boxes are full of all the fixings to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal and are being donated to military families at both the 122nd Fighter Wing and the 293rd Infantry Regiment. (By Cindy Larson of The News-Sentinel)
Members of the 122nd Fighter Wing unload boxes of food from Associated Churches on Monday afternoon. The boxes are full of all the fixings to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal and are being donated to military families at both the 122nd Fighter Wing and the 293rd Infantry Regiment. (By Cindy Larson of The News-Sentinel)
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Monday, November 23, 2015 10:48 PM
Several local military families will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year thanks to the efforts of Associated Churches and local donors.

On Monday Associated Churches delivered 85 meals to the 122nd Fighter Wing and 35 meals to the 293rd Infantry Regiment, said Jim Garigen, director of the military families program for Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

Each family will receive a 10-13 pound turkey, two cans of corn and two cans of green beans, cranberries, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, gravy, dinner rolls, and pies and cookies, Garigen said.

McMahon's Best One Tire and Auto Care is a sponsor of the program.

Connie Douthat, airman and family readiness program manager at the 122nd, said the food will be donated to military families in need, whether the soldier is deployed or not. She said the program is a big help to families and a morale-booster.

"It's important to support our service members," Garigen said. "It's the least we can do."

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