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Olympic High School reaches out to the homeless

Olympic High School junior Chris Howard and senior Falasha Traylor, co-chair of the event, prepare a pot of gravy for the Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner Tuesday at the Eagles Lodge on Sixth Street. - Steven DeDual/staff photo
Olympic High School junior Chris Howard and senior Falasha Traylor, co-chair of the event, prepare a pot of gravy for the Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner Tuesday at the Eagles Lodge on Sixth Street.
— image credit: Steven DeDual/staff photo

In the center of the kitchen, some Olympic High School seniors were carving turkey.

In another area, fresh potatoes were being cooked, as were sauteed onions, stuffing and the other elements of a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

For nine hours Tuesday, Olympic High School volunteers and members of the local chapter of the Association of Marketing Students, or DECA, served food to raise funds and products for the homeless as part of the 19th annual Thanksgiving Outreach Dinner at the Bremerton Eagles building.

“The food is excellent,” Bremerton resident Ron Lindsey said. “I love the ham, but I’m not that picky, I just enjoy food.”

Chris Larsen, a community volunteer who annually helps with the dinner, was impressed with how much work the students put into the food.

“There’s lumps in the potatoes, man, they’re not even boxed,” he said.

Each year, a different student is picked to be the chairperson to organize the almost entirely student-run event, said Laurie Shaw, a marketing teacher at Olympic High School. This year, Cathy Deng, a senior, was picked for the position.

For Deng, the meal was

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