Early Thanksgiving for Local Soldiers


POSTED: Friday, November 19, 2010 - 3:27pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:58pm

EL PASO - Thanksgiving came early for dozens of Fort Bliss soldiers thanks to an east side church.

Scotsdale Baptist held a holiday dinner for active duty soldiers and their families today.

Soldier Benjamin Olivares says the event helps cure the holiday blues.

"We try and have these Thanksgiving events because three-quarters of the Army in my unit, their families aren't here in El Paso so it gets a little lonely on Thanksgiving. So having El Paso help us like this church, we're able to come together, so we feel like a family so we know we're a part of each other."

This event was sponsored by the City of El Paso.

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