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Annual Cuero Thanksgiving meal needs more turkeys, volunteers

By Sonny Long
Nov. 20, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.


An annual event that feeds hundreds of people in need is requiring some help of its own.

"We are still in need of more turkeys. It's coming down to the wire," said Isabel Patton, one of the organizers of Cuero's 18th annual Let's Stand Together community Thanksgiving dinner.

"It's been a tough year with sickness among some of our usual organizers, but we are pulling together to keep this going," Patton said.

The event began in 1994 when Carrie Liendo Ruiz organized the first community dinner.

Ruiz died in 2007, but the tradition has been continued by her family and friends.

The free meal will be served starting at noon Thursday at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church parish hall, 207 Graham St. in Cuero.

Volunteers are also needed to help with the post-meal cleanup.

For more information, to volunteer or to donate, call 361-564-7868 or 361-524-5353.

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