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Convention Center Hosts 'Feast Of Sharing'

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It was a "Thanksgiving Feast of Sharing" earlier today at the Washington Convention Center where more than 5,000 District residents gobbled up a traditional turkey meal with all the trimmings.

The smell of turkey and stuff filled the air at the convention center well before tomorrow's holiday. A volunteer wait staff dressed in all white were on-hand to serve the low-income residents and senior citizens at their tables.

"I’m down by the rolls and cranberries," says Kerry Stein, 16, of Rockville who worked as a server. Her mom and dad served turkey and stuffing along her side.

There are seven Stein family members in all who have to come to volunteer, including Kerry's dad, Rick Stein.

"It’s a great family event," says the elder Stein. "We like the kids to do it because they learn all about what it’s like not to have, when you have things like this. So we think it’s just a fabulous thing to donate our time and it really works out well."

A job fair, free health screenings and live music rounded out the day.

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