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Herrin celebrates community Thanksgiving

(Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)

More than 1,000 people attended this year's Herrin Community Thanksgiving dinner at the Elks Lodge in Herrin, Illinois Thursday.

The tradition has been going on for more than 20 years, according to Mayor Steve Frattini.

Folks who attended say they came for a number of reasons -- Volunteers say it was a way to give back, others say it's a good time to catch up with memberrs of their community and others say it was for the free meal.

More than 100 volunteers helped put the free dinner together.

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