Just before Thanksgiving, members of the West Tuscaloosa community were able to be served up a delicious Thanksgiving meal for free at the McDonald Hughes Center.

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Tuesday, November 14th, the 2nd Annual CommUNITY Thanksgiving Dinner kicked off in West Tuscaloosa and the smiles and joy from community members immediately filled the room.

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"The place is packed out, the food is good, everybody is smiling and celebrating thanksgiving. This city is awesome," said former City Council President Harrison "Mailman" Taylor.

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Community members didn't have to lift a finger at the 2nd Annual CommUNITY Thanksgiving dinner. They were served food including dessert and drinks by volunteers including members of Tuscaloosa's NPHC organizations.

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"We're honored to be here," said Melissa Campbell, singer for the Locked Band who provided live entertainment at the event.

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"It means the world to us. Half of us are from Tuscaloosa, so it's great to give back. It's a beautiful time to be alive."

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Alabama Secretary of Labor and representatives from State and Federal delegation were all present. For the second year in a row, community members gathered for a meal.

"It was great seeing all people from all walks of life come out, sit down and enjoy a meal together it's amazing. The true definition of what community is supposed to be, said Joseph Eatmon, Dean of Community Relations at Shelton State College.

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"All the sponsors did a great job. We came together and made it bigger and better than last year."

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Event sponsors included Spades Restaurant, Alabama One Aspire Foundation, PARA, Dee Banks, and Reenter Reclaim.

"This right here was super amazing. Joe is a really good guy, said sponsor Ladarren Banks. "This exceeded my expectations by 10. It just shows who he is a a person."

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You can see more pictures from the 2nd Annual CommUNITY Thanksgiving Dinner below.

2nd Annual CommUNITY Thanksgiving Dinner

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