STARHouse of Roswell brings out the turkey

Kids, families fed by nonprofit

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ROSWELL, Ga. – The annual STARHouse Thanksgiving meal drew hundreds of people on two nights Nov. 20 and 21.

STARHouse (Seeking Teaching and Reaching) offers after school care and tutoring for at-risk kids in Roswell, from elementary school up to high school. There are about 265 children in the program overall, said STARHouse Director Monica Oliveira.

Every year, STARHouse, with the help of Ippolito’s Italian Restaurant, throws a Thanksgiving meal for the students it mentors as well as their families. This year, the feast was at both its home of Mimosa Elementary School as well as the new program at Esther Jackson Elementary School.

More than 80 pounds of turkey were provided by Roswell United Methodist Church for the feast with desserts provided by the Gardenia and Milton chapters of the National Charity League.