Away from the outside cold, warm holiday spirit and cheer filled the Disabled American Veteranâ€™s Hall Thursday as at least 100 volunteers and attendees enjoyed a Thanksgiving Day meal.
Community Volunteer Program held its annual free Thanksgiving feast, which featured smiles, music and, of course, turkey. â€œThe turnout is great,â€ said Johnny Gonzales, the eventâ€™s director.
With at least 65 cooked turkeys ready to be served, this year marked the 33rd annual year.
â€œThank the Lord. … Iâ€™ll never retire,â€ Gonzales said. â€œWe want to thank the whole city of Roswell.â€ Gonzales gave a big thanks to the large turnout of volunteers, too, saying at least 75 residents came out to lend a hand.
â€œThis is what makes Roswell â€” the volunteers,â€ said Judge Eugene De Los Santos, who was one of the many volunteers.
â€œI think itâ€™s great,â€ he said.
In addition to all of the dinners served at the hall, Gonzales said five drivers were expected to home deliver hundreds of plates of food. (Matt Arco Photo)