7-Year-Old Volunteer Thankful to Serve on Thanksgiving

HAZLETON -- About 100 volunteers have worked for hours to host the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at St.Gabriel`s in Hazleton.

"I'm filled with thankfulness that I am here able to help and give back to the community. It`s a great feeling," said Melia Molinaro, a volunteer.
The gift of serving others on Thanksgiving Day is one Molinaro is passing on to her 7-year-old daughter, Miah.

"I am serving the people and giving them food," said Miah Molinaro, "Because I am being thankful for the people and the food we have."

Miah is just one of several young volunteers doing what they can to give others an enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner in Hazleton, people like Patty DiProspero

"This is my first time here, I don't travel long distance anymore. My family is in Philadelphia. I said well you know i will come here and see and everything is delicious and the people are great," said DiProspero.

This is DiProspero's first time away from family during the holiday. This Thanksgiving she is thankful to still have a good meal with good company.

"That is what it is all about. Not eating alone!"

On top of serving Thanksgiving dinner for about 300 people volunteers will also deliver almost 500 dinners that will include the mashed potatoes.