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7-04-2002

Salvation Army Prepares July Fourth Feast

   Everyday The Salvation Army serves lunch to those who need it, and the Fourth of July was no exception. Over 500 people lined up for the group's annual Fourth of July barbecue.

   Traditionally, the organization waits for the Christmas season before preparing larger meals. But seven years ago, the non-profit found too many people spending the holiday alone and added their Independence Day feast.

   "No one had done anything about the Fourth of July," said Salvation Army Major Leslie Rainwater. "We have a lot of people that are lonely and needing. They just want to be around people that have a fun time."

   The organization fed over 500 people during Thursday's barbecue.

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