Old Savannah City Mission readies for Day of Great Thanksgiving - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Old Savannah City Mission readies for Day of Great Thanksgiving

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Old Savannah City Mission is getting ready for their 17th annual Day of Great Thanksgiving.

On Thursday organizers started smoking their turkeys, about 100 of them, and they have to get started early because they have to prepare about 1,000 turkey dinners.

The executive director of the Old Savannah Mission said it's important to give everyone the opportunity to eat and be comfortable for Thanksgiving.

“There's no greater joy I get than helping people in need,” said William Stiles. “A lot of times people in need not because of something they've done, but because circumstances in life put them there.”

The Day of Great Thanksgiving is planned for Saturday, and meals will be served starting at noon.

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