KETR Local
9:19 am
Fri November 27, 2009

Organizations provide free meals state-wide


– Texans have tried to make sure no fellow Texan went without a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

The 30th annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving dinner for more than 25,000 diners in San Antonio was just one of many community feasts served up yesterday.

Locally, Commerce, Cooper, Birthright and Greenville were among area cities to provide free Thanksgiving meals.

But even as most were packing on the calories, hundreds of runners burned them off in the annual 7.2-mile Turkey Trot in Dallas. Still others marked the holiday by pitching camp outside major retailers to get an early crack at Black Friday bargains or even some Thanksgiving Day deals.