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Feeding families

October 18, 2012
The Alpena News
News photo by Jordan Travis
Vietnam Veterans of America member Mike Jackson, left, signs up a family for the organization’s Operation Holidays outside of Sav-A-Lot Thursday as fellow member Tom Macklen and chapter president Wayne Trapp, right, watch. The VVA Alpena chapter will collect donations of cash and food outside of markets in Alpena, Atlanta, Onaway, Hillman and Rogers City through Oct. 26 to give families who sign up for it a free Thanksgiving dinner, Trapp said. In the four hours the men stood outside the store Wednesday, Jackson signed up 28 families, and the chapter expects to serve 800 to 1,000 total. No one is turned down, and food delivery begins Nov. 17. Operation Holidays is sponsored by True North Radio Network, and ServiceMaster donates a rental van for the local chapter to use.


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