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Thanksgiving comes early for Carter County families

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Carter County deputies deliver a Thanksgiving meal to P.J. Jordan. (KTEN) Carter County deputies deliver a Thanksgiving meal to P.J. Jordan. (KTEN)
Elks Lodge #1906 prepares Thanksgiving meals. (KTEN) Elks Lodge #1906 prepares Thanksgiving meals. (KTEN)
Meals prepared by Elks Lodge #1906 were delivered by Carter County Sheriff's Office personnel. (KTEN) Meals prepared by Elks Lodge #1906 were delivered by Carter County Sheriff's Office personnel. (KTEN)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- It's the season of giving.

On Monday evening, Carter County deputies delivered Thanksgiving a little early to those in need. like Ardmore resident P.J. Jordan.

"I was sitting in my recliner watching television with the door open, they come to the door, big box, had everything in there!" she said.

The deputies served turkey dinners to families across the county during the second annual Turkey Trot on Monday.

Members of Elks Lodge #1906 prepared the food and sheriff's officer personnel delivered the meals.

"The members of the Elks Lodge have come through in true fashion," said Sheriff Chris Bryant. "My hat's off once again to them folks. It's an honor to be able to be included in this, and being able to deliver this stuff."

It was a special moment for recipients of the very special dinner.

"I took it to the kitchen, tore into it... I just couldn't believe it!  A whole Thanksgiving dinner!" Jordan said.

The sheriff said this is the best part of his job.

"It's a true blessing and a true honor," he said.

In the first year of the Turkey Trot, 125 birds fed about a thousand people.

This year, 228 turkeys provided meals to about 2,000 people.

Bryant said the project started with members of the Elks Lodge.

"Steve McBride, Troy Sutherland and a lot of other people threw in names and said, 'Hey look... let's do this and let's try and give back to the community.'"

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