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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Tradition continues to feed hungry families

  • This holiday season the community kept a long-standing Thanksgiving tradition going. Every year Michael Washington, owner of Burger World, helped feed the hungry citizens of Helena.
    Since Washington's untimely death last winter, his friends and family wanted to keep the annual tradition alive in his memory.
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  • This holiday season the community kept a long-standing Thanksgiving tradition going. Every year Michael Washington, owner of Burger World, helped feed the hungry citizens of Helena. Since Washington's untimely death last winter, his friends and family wanted to keep the annual tradition alive in his memory. At Tuesday's Thanksgiving lunch at the South Helena Community Center at 401 Arkansas St. Pastor Danny Robinson noted that over 100 people showed up for a free Thanksgiving meal. Among those that helped distribute the holiday feast were Senator Keith Ingram, representatives from David Pryor's office, Representative Chris Ritchie, and Phillips County Judge Don Gentry. Robinson noted that the community is trying to get a scholarship fund started in Washington's memory.
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