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Vets keep tradition going strong

Posted: Monday, Nov 26th, 2012

Rochelle residents Dana LaTour and Carol Shempert enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey dinner late Thursday morning at the Rochelle VFW Post 3878. (Photo by John Shank)

ROCHELLE — One of Rochelle’s unique traditions keeps going strong as Rochelle VFW Post 3878 served its annual free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday to more than 150 local residents .

Many locals have their meal delivered, but many others who may not have family around came down to the VFW and enjoyed lunch in the hall.

“My children are in Texas and California so I’m alone during Thanksgiving,” said Carol Shempert, of Rochelle. “It is nice to be able to come out and enjoy a meal with others.”

Civilians gathered in the kitchen at the VFW on Wednesday to begin preparing the food.

For the complete article see the 11-25-2012 issue.

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