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      Community enjoys Easter dinner

      Volunteers have been cooking since early in the morning. This year more than 30 people helped out, but some have been coming back to volunteer for more than 15 years.

      "This gives you new friends to eat with," said Jean Jackson, volunteer. "It's, I don't know, it's just more a family thing than sitting at home with a TV dinner or something."

      For 31 years, Little Brother's Friends of the Elderly has been hosting the Easter dinner for the elder and community at Church of The Resurrection in Hancock. On the menu is ham, roasted potatoes, carrots, and much more, not to mention the salad and desserts.

      "We have been here since 9:30 a.m., so it takes us about a normal four to five hours to get everything ready," said Ken Steiner, cook.

      Members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity were also helping out. They say many seniors don't have family nearby and it gives them a place to celebrate Easter with other people.

      "We're all far away from home. There's not really a better way to spend the holiday than to be here with the elderly; it gives us a chance to give back," said Justen Kosmowski, TKE.

      Some people have been attending the dinner year after year and agree it has become a new family.

      "It's a place to come together and make them feel welcomed...to become a family and enjoy a meal," said Geraldine Hocking.??