A Multicultural Thanksgiving In Rock Island

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About 100 people showed up for a community thanksgiving in Rock Island Thursday.

The Broadway Presbyterian Church hosted the holiday feast with food prepared by parishioners and volunteers. 

While there was turkey and mashed potatoes, the Thanksgiving far was somewhat non traditional with rice and noodles. Many of the volunteers are refugees from African and Asian countries who now live in the Rock Island area.

I love cooking," said Naw Seng. "I'm learning some kind of cooking in my life so I will be very happy to be helping here today."

It's Seng's second Thanksgiving celebration ever. For others, it's a brand new tradition. Either way, the celebration pulled the community together for one common goal: giving thanks.

 


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