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GAB: Local medical students help serve Thanksgiving meal

Students from the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee helped to purchase, prepare and serve dinner at the Rainbow Village annual Thanksgiving Dinner last week. (Special photo)

Students from the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee helped to purchase, prepare and serve dinner at the Rainbow Village annual Thanksgiving Dinner last week. (Special photo)

Students serve Thanksgiving

More than 30 students from the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee helped to purchase, prepare and serve dinner at the Rainbow Village annual Thanksgiving Dinner held at Perimeter Church in Johns Creek last week.

Rainbow Village is a transitional housing community for homeless families with children.

The dinner was attended by current and past Rainbow Village families and other friends of Rainbow Village and drew more than 300 adults and children.

“We are working to create awareness among Georgia residents about the need to pull resources together to strive to eliminate poverty, homelessness and domestic violence from our society,” said TeKesha Henry, an osteopathic medical student who coordinated GA — PCOM’s involvement in the event.

Christmas dinner to benefit children

The GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club is hosting a Christmas dinner and auction Thursday, Dec. 5.

A $25 donation per person includes dinner, on-stage entertainment, a homemade baked goods silent auction and a surprise guest followed by a live auction of high quality gifts for friends and family of all ages.

Proceeds from the event will be used to provide gifts and food baskets to dozens of children and their families in need living in southern Gwinnett County and the greater Lilburn area whose names have been verified and submitted by local teachers and school counselors.

The event will be held at Mt. Carmel Church at 6015 Old Stone Mountain Road in Stone Mountain.

Reservations and payment must be made in advance by Friday, Nov. 29. RSVP via email to terricollins007@comcast.net. Make checks payable and mail to:

Lilburn Woman’s Club

P.O. Box 54

Lilburn, GA 30048

For more information, visit www.lilburnwomansclub.org.

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