Sarasota News Leader

12/06/2013

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FOR A VERY WORTHY CAUSE (From left) City Commissioner Paul Caragiulo, County Commissioner Joe Barbetta and Public Defender Larry Eger are the clowns Zop, Zap and Zip. All photos by Norman Schimmel THE SARASOTA MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION FEEDS A RECORD CROWD DURING ITS ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON Staff Reports Close to 500 people showed up for the 13th annual free Thanksgiving Luncheon hosted by the Sarasota Ministerial Association on Nov. 27, Chaplain Tom Pfaff told The Sarasota News Leader this week. left for about 100 volunteers who assisted with the program. On the positive side, however, Pfaff noted the event raised $2,400 from community members to enable The Salvation Army to serve "I have never seen so many," he added. "This its Thanksgiving Day meal. That was the secwas just overwhelming. … It was just really ond-highest amount ever brought in during the event, he pointed out. hard to feed so many people in need." Last year, he pointed out, about 370 homeless Along with the luncheon, the program included a play titled, Thanksgiving at the people were served. Circus, which featured a number of commuAs a result of the larger than expected num- nity leaders. "All those who participated were ber of participants, Pfaff said, no food was very excited," Pfaff said.

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