Preparing some to-go boxes at Bobber's are (from left) Chadie Farr, Ashley Blankenship, Kamerynn Sheppard, Kaylee Dobbs and Jontavion Henderson.

WEDOWEE - It was a week of adversity for Bobber's Bar and Grill north of Wedowee, but owner Ashley Blankenship wanted to make sure she served a hot Thanksgiving meal to those who needed it.

Due to problems with the sewer system, the restaurant had to close down for a few days. They were able to open back up on Thanksgiving Day and served free meals to the needy and to those who didn't have anybody to spend the holiday with this year.

Blankenship said she served somewhere around 300 dinners from noon to 3 p.m., both carryout and eat in. "We just wanted to show our appreciation to the community and show how much we love them," she said. "Everyone couldn't enjoy a good hot meal, so we just wanted to help."

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