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Nov 27, 2009 12:01 AM by Monica Quintero

A special Thanksgiving in Morro Bay

Every year, the community of Morro Bay comes together to help those less fortunate on Thanksgiving.

The Morro Bay Peace Officers' Association, police officers, the Rotary Club and volunteers team up, and this year was no exception. They held a special holiday meal and also provided Thanksgiving deliveries. Those involved say in all, some 500 meals were served in Morro Bay. Whether someone was in need or not this holiday, they wanted everyone to have a Happy Thanksgiving. Neil Farrell, a Morro Bay resident, said, "It's terrific because we have a lot of seniors in town and for a senior citizen to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for themselves is just not practical."

As for those who couldn't attend the big event at the Morro Bay Community Center, one of Morro Bay's finest dropped off their meal right at their front door. Barbara Ann Moss, a Morro Bay resident, said, "We wouldn't have a Thanksgiving dinner if it wasn't for what we get and we really appreciate it a lot." Moss said she has received a Thanksgiving delivery since they started more than a decade ago. Moss said, "People helping us out when we're down and out and in need, it makes it easier for everybody to get on with the next day."

Sergeant Bryan Millard, with the Morro Bay Police department, said, "It's a great chance to build relationships and that's really the essence of policing in Morro Bay. It's all about building relationships and that's how you resolve a lot of the problems. They're Thanksgiving events meant to build relationships in Morro Bay. Rick Grantham, Morro Bay Councilman, said, "It's a completely free day. We want people from all economic aspects to come and enjoy this."

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