Rochester Thanksgiving tradition continues with community meal

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    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A tradition continued Monday with a Thanksgiving meal held for the community.

    Rosa Wims started that tradition 33 years ago with a small gathering on Jefferson Avenue. Over the last three decades, it has grown to feed hundreds of people.

    Monday's meal was held at the Montgomery Neighborhood Center. Wims, who is now 95-years-old, says she wants to keep the tradition alive.

    "It's very important because I know the conditions in the neighborhood. I know the needy from the greedy,” said Wims. "It was just wonderful, wonderful to serve the people of the community with a smile."

    Monday’s meal included help from Foodlink, Palmer’s Food Services and Special Touch Bakery.

    Wims will celebrate her 96th birthday next month.

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