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The 24th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner served a free meal to 615 people from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Jamestown. (Charly Haley / The Sun)

Thanksgiving dinner serves 615 people

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Judy Buegel never really liked cooking Thanksgiving dinner.

“I’m not really a Susie Homemaker,” she said.

It was her husband who always organized the annual meal — and he organized it for hundreds of people in Jamestown to share.


Buegel’s late husband, Fritz Buegel, started the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, which served its 24th annual meal Thursday.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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