Cleveland James, principal of Langston High School, fills up his plate with the Thanksgiving dinner which he started cooking four days ago. He has a carry-out container because he has to get back to the kitchen. James says he started this Thanksgiving dinner 15 years ago “because a lot of these kids have to work on Thanksgiving Day. The senior citizens complained so the next year we invited them and then came the firefighters.” Now they invite the community to come together and celebrate Thanksgiving. Behind James is Charles Meng, executive director and CEO of Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) who donated the turkeys for the dinner. Meng says this is a good event that AFAC likes to support.
Photo by Shirley Ruhe.