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Salem Thanksgiving Day tradition turns 25

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Turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. All items many of us see every year on our Thanksgiving dinner tables, but what's a norm for some, is a luxury for others. 

"It's just a place for them to either come or to know they're going to be taken care of , at least on this day of the year," says Jeff Schoch who helps coordinate the event.

Each year on Thanksgiving for the past 25 years, Jeff, his family, and an army of volunteers feed over 1,000 people in Salem and the surrounding areas. For some of the volunteers, helping out every year is the true meaning of the holiday.

"It allows everybody to family, I mean this is one big family after all these years. It's just been a good, good day just to volunteer and change someone's life," adds Scott who has been volunteering for the past 16 years.

There are over 125 volunteers that came down here today to pass out Thanksgiving Day meals, and they hope their volunteering will help propel this Thanksgiving Day tradition for another 25 years. 

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