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Bernice families receive turkeys

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For many local Bernice residents, Thanksgiving was a success. Thanks to the masonic lodge, Star of Benjamin No. 110, 24 families were fed with a free turkey. The men gave away 24 turkeys in the town of Bernice at 3 p.m. Nov. 5. Member Markus Richard Sr. states, “It was a good feeling to be able to give rather than receive.”

However, this was not the first time the lodge has serviced the community. The lodge also gave away 18 fans in the summer of 2011 to people who were in need. They deliver gift baskets to the elderly residents of Bernice, Dubach and Ruston every Christmas. The week before Christmas, they plan to do it again.

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