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12/23/02 - Tyler

The Gift That Keeps Giving

Families looking for a new holiday tradition, may elect to spend Christmas Day with hundreds of strangers. Bob Uzzell and his family volunteer at the Tyler Salvation Army Christmas Dinner every year.

He's been involved since the late eighties. The dinner serves hundreds of needy East Texas, but it also has a way of helping out its volunteers.

"It's there for people who do not have plans, who don't know anyone in the community, or who are not going to visit their families," says Uzzell. "This becomes a very big extended family."

The doors open to the Salvation Army's dinner at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

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