The tables are over half full at 12:30 p.m. waiting for the annual Thanksgiving meal to begin at 1 p.m. at Lee Senior Community Center. The room is alive with conversation with an overflow crowd of more than 100 people. Available chairs run out before the lunch has been set on the buffet table, and people crowd together making room for late comers. A full Thanksgiving meal was served by volunteers from turkey to the cranberry sauce.
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Table number 4 is called, the first in line to go through the Thanksgiving lunch line at Lee Senior Center in Arlington on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Harris Teeter has been donating food for this annual event for over 20 years. This year’s festive lunch included turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries and later pie with whipped cream.