LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Salvation Army was in the Thanksgiving Spirit with the community Thanksgiving meal.

Volunteers had help from some well-known athletes.

For the first time since the pandemic, the Salvation Army once again opened its facility to the community for free Thanksgiving meals. In years past, this event fed around 300 to 500 people.

University of Kentucky Basketball and Tennis players came to help serve meals. Major Andy Miller said it speaks to the teamwork of these athletes.

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“They’re all stars in this community. They are known by everybody. And they’re here when they could be just resting at home after the game last night to help us serve others and to be the tallest hands and feet of Jesus I’ve seen in a long time. But to do that is wonderful. It means so much” Miller said.