APD slates turkey dinner

ALBANY, Ga. — Not only does the Albany Police Department’s Family Protection Unit protect, they plan to serve a family Thanksgiving dinner for those who need it.

Open to the public plans call for the dinner to be served starting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bill Miller Community Center, 312 Vick St.

What’s on the menu? APD Investigator Bryant Leverett says, “There is going to be a lot. Turkey, ham, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, dressing, cornbread, soft drinks.”

This is the first time the family unit is putting out a spread. The volunteers are looking forward to having a dinner that really helps families.

“We’re getting into the holiday spirit. If anyone know there are families less fortunate it is us,” Leverett said. “Because we care about families we want everyone to come out and be served.”

Bryant said the volunteers are preparing to serve 200 at the dinner. Serving a hot holiday meal will also show families that the police care.

“We try to be there for families,” Bryant said. “We are all family.”

Bryant thanked the Albany Recreation & Parks Department for the facility and Pastor Gabriel Martin, Kingdom of God Ministries in Arlington, Alligoods Quality Meats, Hank Vinson’s Meathouse, First Baptist Church and Carter’ Grill for donations, time and effort.