COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – An Oktibbeha County judge crosses over the river bridge to donate turkeys to needy Columbus families.
Youth Court Judge Paula Drungole Ellis gave 30 turkeys to the annual Thanksgiving meal in the Friendly City.
Columbus police and the Salvation Army have combined efforts for one large event to feed residents.
Usually the two have separate meal events.
Ellis had already donated in Starkville and wanted to help Columbus reach its goal of 100 turkeys this year.
“I see a need. There are so many people who come through the court, who are not only homeless, but they are hungry. And so, I decided that I needed to partner with someone to make sure that every family… including the elderly, including the disabled, and including children will have a great Thanksgiving,” says Judge Ellis.
Volunteers are needed Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to do the prep work for the meals.
Breakfast will be served at 8 Thursday morning, and volunteers will receive their assignments after breakfast.
All of this will take place at the Stokes Beard Elementary School cafeteria.
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