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Sisters Isabella Stupavsky and Savannah Stupavsky help make green bean casserole for the Blue Santa Thanksgiving dinners, which fed 27 families this season.

Blue Santa, a not for profit organization, lit up the smoker, prepped the turkey’s and got the side dishes ready on the day before Thanksgiving. With the help of several community members and others, Blue Santa is able to help several families in need this holiday season.

On November 24, Blue Santa members and volunteers prepped and delivering dinner to 27 local families, who may have not been able to enjoy a day of feasting otherwise.

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Monroe City Police Captain Zach James assists with smoking turkeys for the Blue Santa Thanksgiving dinner on November 24.

Volunteers worked the entire day organizing the dinner, by making the traditional sides including mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole and hot rolls, along with a smoked turkey and complete with pumpkin pie.

On Thanksgiving, Blue Santa welcomed the public to a community Thanksgiving dinner at the Monroe City United Methodist Church. The dinner served 23 people at the days event, as Blue Santa members showed their thankfulness to others in their dedication to serve.

As the holiday season moves into December, Blue Santa will continue to make the upcoming days less burdensome by adopting families for Christmas, providing presents, trees, decorations and dinner. Officer Walters explained, “We have already chosen the families for this year by hand selecting those who needed assistance and look forward to helping them this holiday season.”

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