(NORTH SALEM, N.Y.)  --More than two dozen area families in need enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner complete with all the trimmings thanks to the dedicated work of the North Salem League and North Salem Lions Club. 

“I’ve had volunteers working with me on this project for anywhere from two to 10 years,” said Karen Roach, who volunteers with both the League and Lions Club. 

A big portion of the donations came from the Pequenaconck Elementary School and special dropboxes set up at the Middle/High School.  Roach says the schools have been participating for more than 20 years in the effort. 

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In addition to the donations, the Lions Club provides a donation that was used to top the baskets off with fresh fruits and vegetables. 

“We work side-by-side with the community to help families and the elderly who are otherwise unable to enjoy the holiday,” said Roach. “It’s what we do.”