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Betty Kwan Chinn Outreach holds annual Thanksgiving Dinner in Eureka

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EUREKA- Hundreds of people in need enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner thanks to the Betty Kwan Chinn Outreach program.

Four hundred and fifty people enjoyed the annual, free dinner, which was held at the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Eureka on Tuesday night.  Turkey, vegetables and potatoes were on the menu. Members of the Eureka First Church of Nazarene volunteered to help serve food,  as well as County Supervisor Virginia Bass and Eureka City Council Member Mike Newman.  AAA donated 32 turkeys for the dinner.  Betty Chinn says the meal is an important event in the community.

"When you live on the street, the holidays are a very depressing time for them.  So it's a time to cheer them up and let them know we love them and we can lift up their spirits," said Chinn.