Lynn Haven gives back to community for Thanksgiving

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Hundreds of Lynn Haven locals visited Sharon Sheffield park Thursday, but it wasn't just because of this beautiful weather.

The city of Lynn Haven provided thousands of Thanksgiving meals for those in need Thursday afternoon.

The Hometown Thanksgiving celebration lasted from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

They served up free hot meals as well as some live music.

The event was sponsored by Publix, the St. Joe Foundation, and many others.

After some Lynn Haven residents have struggled since hurricane Michael, city officials say the holidays are a great time to give back.

Mayor Margo Anderson said, "No one feels like cooking today, a lot of people... their stoves don't work and it just gives us a great time to come together and we all love each other here. The holidays are starting! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it's only Thanksgiving."

Mayor Anderson says her daughter Hillary Keeley was the one who organized the entire event.