Organization makes sure some Lexington students get a Thanksgiving meal

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Students at one Lexington elementary school got to celebrate Thanksgiving a little early.

On Tuesday, the Kiwanis Club of Kentucky served students at Harrison Elementary School a turkey dinner for lunch.

The club has served the lunch annually at Thanksgiving time for more than 20 years at Harrison. They bring in turkeys and carve them in front of the children.

"Folks nowadays don't realize where their food comes from. So, its always a big thrill for them, the kids, to see an actual whole turkey," said Edye Bryant with the Kiwanis Club. "We've had kids look at the turkey before and ask 'is it a pig?' A lot of kids ask, 'Can I have some more chicken?'"

Eating a full Thanksgiving meal is a luxury many students at Harrison may not have at home.

"It'll be the only family setting a lot of these kids will have today."

"Just knowing this is a memory most of them are going to keep. Some might not remember anything else about school, but they remember Thanksgiving at Harrison," Bryant said. "They remember books at Harrison. They remember the Kiwanis involvement at Harrison."

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