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Annual community Thanksgiving meal in Vale canceled this year

The annual Thanksgiving meal in Vale was cancelled Monday after a broken water pipe at the Diamond Back Grill left organizers without a suitable location for the event, according to the group spearheading the effort. (The Enterprise/File photo)

VALE – The annual Thanksgiving meal in Vale has been canceled, organizers announced Monday.

The event has traditionally been held at the old Starlite restaurant, now the home of the Diamond Back Grill. The Grill owners had planned to continue the tradition, but a broken water pipe put an end to that plan this week.

Community organizers hoped to move the meal to a new location, but the logistics proved too great an obstacle and as of Monday the event was cancelled.

“The Ministerial Association that has been spearheading the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals for years and . . .