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Tina Butler and Frank Etheridge, left, Mike and Mariah Wall, right, and Michele Farmers, center, assemble Thanksgiving box meals.

Love, Peace and Happiness Outreach (LPHO) showed its neighbors compassion by feeding more than 200 people during its annual free community Thanksgiving Day meal Nov. 26 at the Thomson Depot.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, LPHO did not host dine in meals. Instead, the non-profit offered drive-thru meal pick-up and meal delivery.

LPHO founder Kathy Bouttry said six turkeys and five hams were prepared for the entrees. Masked volunteers helped fill to-go plates with other traditional Thanksgiving sides, like stuffing, dressing, cranberry sauce, greens, sweet potato soufflé and pound cake.

Bouttry enlisted the help of friends, some of whom are retired and active educators, family members and former co-workers from the City of Thomson to cook and assemble the holiday box meals and deliver them to elderly and at-risk McDuffie County residents.

For more information, contact Kathy Bouttry at 706-361-3115 or email

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