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Volunteers at BHS preparing meal for 1,200

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Binghamton High School students and staff are preparing for the 21st annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

The all-volunteer dinner is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Binghamton High School. Anyone can go to the dinner. Between 800 and 1,200 members of the community are expected to attend.

Included in the preparations are 1,110 pounds of turkey, 800 pounds of potatoes and 30 gallons of gravy.

Students helped raise the money to make the dinner possible.

"It's a labor of love.  And these kids donate their time, and they take time away from their families to give back to the community.  And that's what it's about, providing something for the community, and making sure that they're here and they have the ability to know that they're being provided for," Patrick Walsh of Binghamton City Schools told 12 News.

Organizers of the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner say the bus shuttle service will offer transportation again this year. People should look for a yellow "First Student" bus.

Buses will start at 11:00 a.m. followed by a continuous shuttle to and from Binghamton High School until 1:30 p.m. when buses will leave the high school for returns only.

SHUTTLE #1 11:00 a.m. Franklin Elementary School (Conklin Avenue)

11:15 a.m. North Shore Towers (Isbell Street)

SHUTTLE #2 11:00 a.m. Greater Binghamton Transportation Center (Chenango Street)

11:15 a.m. First Ward Senior Citizen Center (Clinton Street)

Officials say there is no delivery or take out available this year.

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