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Roher family prepares for their final Thanksgiving basket handout


November 7, 2019

Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Don and Bonnie Roher, organizers of Wrangell's annual Thanksgiving basket handout, are preparing for another year of giving food to families in need. This will be their last year leading the event, they said, closing out a 20-year run. They are seeking volunteers to pick up the torch and carry on the event for them.

The Thanksgiving basket handout, organized by Don and Bonnie Roher on behalf of the Wrangell Ministerial Association, has been a longstanding tradition in the community. Thanksgiving dinner is typically an elaborate and somewhat expensive meal to put together. In a community like Wrangell, there are many families who need a little help when the holiday season rolls around. Beginning their tradition in 2000, according to Bonnie, the Rohers and other volunteers put together baskets of Thanksgiving dinners of varying sizes, depending on the size of the family it is going to.

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