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Thousands of people in need served meals at Bea Gaddy Thanksgiving Dinner

Posted: 4:20 PM, Nov 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-28 17:27:48-05
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BALTIMORE — It's not Thanksgiving without the annual Bea Gaddy Thanksgiving Dinner.

The tradition started nearly 20 years ago with Bea Gaddy. She used money she won in the lottery to feed nearly 50 of her neighbors on Thanksgiving.

Now, hundreds of volunteers continue the tradition to help bring Thanksgiving to people in need every year.

Gaddy's daughter Cynthia Brooks took over the role after her death 18 years ago.

"It means that her legacy means something,' Brooks said. "I'm so proud."

This was the 38th year for the event.