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    Earl Paine, 7, digs into his turkey with all the trimmings while his friend Audrey Griffin watches during the 1992 Thanksgiving meal served by the Portland Salvation Army.

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    Gorham High School Student Council members Chris Moody, Nick Charron, Stacia Riechel and Jamie Brewster pack up food gathered at their school to be donated to needy Gorham families for Thanksgiving in 1993.

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    Andrew Young leaves the kitchen with dinner for his parents under the watchful eyes of his classmates who wait their turn. The children at Aikins Kindergarten in Windham cooked and served a 1988 Thanksgiving dinner for their parents.

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    Cape Elizabeth High students Cory Kessler, left, and Jon Workman load boxes of food donated by fellow students in 1994 into a truck for delivery to needy families in Portland.

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    Goldie Pitt of Windham receives a slice of pumpkin pie from Geneva Morrill at a Thanksgiving dinner at Windham's Senior Dining Center in 1992. The joint venture between Raymond and Windham seniors and the Senior Dining Center is a first of its kind but the two groups hope to do it again for Christmas.

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    Jason Tracy, 5, and Kennie Jackson, 5, share a cookie during a 1979 Thanksgiving event at Adams School.

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    The annual Thanksgiving Day classic between Portland and Deering is as much a tradition in the Vachon home as pies they bake the day before. From left are are Mary Ellen Gillies, her husband, Chris, and Bill Vachon with their 1994 pies. Chris was a captain on the 1971 Portland football team.

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    United Way volunteer Flo Joyner serves up slices of pie for guests at the free 1994 Thanksgiving dinner hosted by T.G.I. Fridays in Portland.

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    Lynn Drouin, 13, offers her grandmother Theresa Gagne a piece of apple or squash pie during a 1985 Thanksgiving event.

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    Eight-year-olds Billie Huntley, Carol Schneit, and Winnifred Moore wear Pilgrim-style hats while enjoying a 1980 Thanksgiving meal at West School.

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    Ellie Foley and David Pulsifer, both 6, dressed as Pilgrims, eat a Thanksgiving meal with other kindergartners in 1990 at Reiche Elementary School in Portland. Foster grandmothers were invited and the meal was served by fourth and fifth graders.

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    Steve Dyro, an Enlish as a Second Language teacher at Portland High, and principal David Allen work together to carve the turkeys at the 1991 Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast at the school. Cambodian teaching assistant Chheang Thy is served turkey with sides of Vietnamese egg rolls, fried Basmati rice, Afghan safron rice, Chinese dumplings and mashed potatoes with gravy. There were 15 dishes from 15 different countries.

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    Brett Southwick sits with sons Addison, 2, and Justin, 4, during a 1991 Thanksgiving meal at the Cummings Center.

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    Seventh-grader Kristin White serves her grandmother Rita Roy White Thanksgiving dinner at 1993 Marshwood Junior High School. The school's home economics class planned, bought and cooked the meal for their grandparents.

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    Cheverus students Jim Tetrault hands a Thanksgiving food basket to Adam Cope for delivery to needy families in the Portland area in 1992. Students collect and distribute the food for the annual project.

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