Word of Life Assembly church in Chino Valley is like a big family, especially at Thanksgiving. People in the entire community were invited to a free dinner at the church Nov. 26, and for many, especially those who have no family nearby, it was almost like being at home.
Todd League, senior pastor at the church on west Road 1 North, said church volunteers cooked and served 51 turkeys, 35 hams, 126 pies, 72 dozen rolls and all the fixings to serve 900 people.
"It brings the community together, especially for those who have no family," said Chino Valley resident Sarah Wendt, who also took a plate of food for her disabled neighbor. "It's nice to have a warm meal to eat."