Salvation Army diners grateful for life

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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Volunteer Scott Bregar, center, of Fruita serves a plate of food to Miton “Tony” Long, right, of Grand Junction as Jerry Elkins, left, of Palisade digs into his turkey during the Salvation Army’s Community Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday at the Elks Lodge, 249 S. Fourth St. This was the eighth year Bregar has volunteered to work at the dinner.

Larks and chickadees sang to the sun, serenading a dozen or so hungry people who gathered at Whitman Park around 10 a.m. Thursday in anticipation of free turkey dinner.
The 70 or so Salvation Army volunteers scurrying around the basement of the historic Elks Lodge across the street would not start serving for another hour.

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