Thanksgiving at Fort Gordon and North Augusta

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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Tables full of fruits, nuts, candies, and a cake sit on display at the dining facility at Fort Gordon on Thanksgiving day, November 22, 2012. In preparation for the festivities the dining facilities staff prepared about 1500 pounds of turkey, 800 pounds of ham, 1800 pounds of pumpkins and 360 pounds of shrimp to serve more around 6, 000 soldiers, retirees, and family members.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Soldiers stand in line to receive a Thanksgiving turkey dinner at Fort Gordon on Thursday, November 22, 2012. In preparation for the festivities the dining facilities staff prepared about 1500 pounds of turkey, 800 pounds of ham, 1800 pounds of pumpkins and 360 pounds of shrimp to serve more around 6, 000 soldiers, retirees, and family members.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) CW5 Michael Loyd helps serve Thanksgiving Day dinner to soldiers at Fort Gordon on Thursday, November 22, 2012. In preparation for the festivities the dining facilities staff prepared about 1500 pounds of turkey for approximately 6, 000 soldiers, retirees, and family members.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Tables full of fruits, nuts, and candies sit on display at the dining facility at Fort Gordon on Thanksgiving day, November 22, 2012. In preparation for the festivities the dining facilities staff prepared about 1500 pounds of turkey for approximately 6, 000 soldiers, retirees, and family members.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Soldiers sit down to a Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner at Fort Gordon on Thursday, November 22, 2012. In preparation for the festivities the dining facilities staff prepared about 1500 pounds of turkey for approximately 6, 000 soldiers, retirees, and family members.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Pvt. Courtland Day receives his Thanksgiving Day meal at Fort Gordon on Thursday, November 22, 2012. In preparation for the festivities the dining facilities staff prepared about 1500 pounds of turkey for approximately 6, 000 soldiers, retirees, and family members.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Soldiers receive a Thanksgiving Day meal at Fort Gordon on Thursday, November 22, 2012. In preparation for the festivities the dining facilities staff prepared about 1500 pounds of turkey for approximately 6, 000 soldiers, retirees, and family members.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Soldiers stand in line outside of the dining facilities for a Thanksgiving Day meal at Fort Gordon on Thursday, November 22, 2012. In preparation for the festivities the dining facilities staff prepared about 1500 pounds of turkey for approximately 6, 000 soldiers, retirees, and family members.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Marylin Poston, right, hugs her granddaughter Serenity Poston-Hymel during a free Thanksgiving Dinner for the community at the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) John Braddy, left, receives a turkey meal during a free Thanksgiving Dinner for the community at the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Thanksgiving-themed decorations awaited diners during a free Thanksgiving Dinner open to the community at the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Paula Wahl wears a Thanksgiving-themed turkey visor as she serves food during a free Thanksgiving Dinner open to the community at the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Volunteers wait to serve hungry diners during a free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta on Thursday, November 22, 2012.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Elijah Braddy, center, sits with his family during a free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta on Thursday, November 22, 2012.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Plates of pumpkin pie await hungry diners during a free Thanksgiving Dinner open to the community at the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2012.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) Members of the community enjoy a turkey dinner at the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta on Thursday, November 22, 2012.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) From left Lany Howle, John Braddy, and Dennis Braddy enjoy a turkey dinner during a free Thanksgiving meal at the Church of the Holy Trinity in North Augusta on Thursday, November 22, 2012.
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(Emily Rose Bennett/Staff) The Church of the Holy Trinity collected nonperishable food items and monetary donations for Golden Harvest Food Bank during a free Thanksgiving Dinner held for the community at the church in North Augusta on Thursday, November 22, 2012.

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