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Hundreds benefit from Open Arms Thanksgiving

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[December 03, 2013]  The annual Thanksgiving meal served at Open Arms Christian Fellowship brought in hundreds of guests and benefited many others in different ways.

There were 350 meals served, including meals to the Lincoln Police Department, Lincoln Fire Department, Lincoln Rural Fire Department and Logan County Paramedic Association.

In addition, the following won gift cards in a drawing at the dinner:

  • John Hoyt $25 Wal-Mart gift card

  • Ernest Petro $25 IGA gift card

  • Geneva Skelton $25 IGA gift card

  • Steven Windlan $25 Wal-Mart gift card

In addition to gift cards, there were drawings for turkeys. Those winners were:

  • Jerry Birdwell

  • Shaun Bertolino

  • Arlene Busse

  • Jean Cypher

  • Liz Howell

  • Robby Hupp

  • Brandy McCormick

  • Susan Radespiel

  • Shaun Rathe

  • Rose Tolliver

  • Angela Wheeler

  • Mike Wunder

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Including the drawing winners, Open Arms Christian Fellowship gave out a total of 60 turkeys, with many given to families in need through their local churches. The churches that participated were LifePointe Church of God, Faith Assembly of God, Abundant Life House of Praise and Open Arms Christian Fellowship.

Open Arms Christian Fellowship extends a very special "thank you" to Home Sweet Home Ministries and Mission Mart of Lincoln for their assistance in raising funds for this year's event.

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