Thanksgiving dinner for Harrisburg’s firefighters and police
Volunteers from Kesher Israel synagogue made Thanksgiving for the city’s firefighters and police officers.
The congregation has been making the dinner for 14 years. It’s a tradition they started after September 11th.
“It was to say thank you to the firefighters, the police, because of so many that were lost on 9/11,” says Mark Powers, who leads volunteers in cooking the food.
The event gets bigger each year and this time, Capitol Police were also included. They prepared food for upwards of 90 people.
They brought all the food to Harrisburg Station 2, and they were able to serve it when firefighters returned from a call.
"We look for no return from the community, no recognition from the community, this is what we do," says Lt. Will Skinner of the Harrisburg Fire Department. "But you know when they come out and do this stuff, we really appreciate it, it does mean a lot."