Free Thanksgiving dinner at BHS

By Haley Burton

November 27, 2013 Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 7:35 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students at Binghamton High School prepare for the 19th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner.

The dinner runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. at BHS.

Approximately 300 students, faculty and staff volunteer will spend the Thanksgiving holiday preparing and serving a full-course Thanksgiving meal to around 1,500 people.

"I just love being able to connect with the community and be able to hear their stories," said Kathryn Dura, dinner chairperson and senior at BHS, "It's really just such a feel good experience, not like other volunteer opportunities."

This year, they have about 5,000 pounds of turkey, 800 pounds of stuffing and 300 pies.

"It feels awesome to help," said Sara Yeager, who has volunteered for four years, "There's a lot of people who really need this and look forward to this. I think without everyone here, the students putting in time and effort to create this, it wouldn't be possible. I love spending time with my friends and make memories I will remember forever."

The event is funded through community donations and fundraising by the students of the school's National Honor Society.

The dinner is free and shuttle service is available.

Shuttle Information:
Transportation provided by First Student

Shuttle # 1
• Franklin Elementary School, Conklin Avenue
11 a.m. start
• North Shore Towers, Isbell Street
11:15 a.m. start

Shuttle # 2
• Greater Binghamton Transportation Center, Chenango St.
11 a.m. start
• First Ward Senior Center, Clinton Street
11:15 a.m. start

Both shuttles will run continuously until 1:30 p.m.
After 1:30 p.m. shuttles will do returns only.

Wheelchair shuttle is available. Drivers will call for the wheelchair van as needed for all locations.

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