Preparing Thanksgiving meals for Willmar area veterans

Giving back to those who served our country

Phillis DeBlieck puts cans into a Thanksgiving meal basket for veterans Tuesday evening at the Willmar Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Willmar. The meal baskets included a 20 pound turkey, pie, squash and many more Thanksgiving dishes that were put together by Willmar VFW Post 1639 Auxiliary. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — The Willmar Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1639 Auxiliary on Tuesday evening at the VFW club in Willmar packed 88 Thanksgiving meal baskets that were later given to veterans.

The baskets included a 20-pound turkey, pie, squash and many more Thanksgiving dishes that were donated by Post 1639 and several local businesses.

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Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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