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Canadian Laundry Provides Thanksgiving Dinner for the Hungry

Jason Hicks |

EDMONTON, Alberta — The Milbourne Maytag Laundromat fed hundreds of struggling locals in an annual Thanksgiving charity that gave many people a turkey dinner that they otherwise would have had to do without.Victoria Ewert, co-owner of the laundry, has been putting on the annual event for 10 years, serving up hot Thanksgiving meals consisting of turkey and an assortment of other goodies on the Canadian Thanksgiving Day, which is the second Monday in October.“I feel blessed,” Ewert told the Edmonton Sun. “It’s a very rewarding experience for me. I’m not even worried about my future, because I know I will be blessed for what I’m doing here.”The traditional feast, which took about 12 hours to prepare, drew approximately 1,000 diners and went through 15 turkeys. It was paid for largely through donations.“I have lots of things to be thankful for,” Jenny Sun Hwang, co-owner, told the Edmonton Sun. “It’s a good chance to share that with other people.” 

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Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.

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