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Local movie theater donates 69 Thanksgiving mealsSubmitted: 11/19/2017
RHINELANDER - You can find movies, popcorn and candy at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander.

But Sunday, the theatre lobby was filled with turkeys, corn and potatoes.

Owner of the cinema, George Rouman says he has been donating Thanksgiving meals to those in need since 1995.

Goldie Kalas was lucky enough Sunday to receive the 5,000th meal donated by the cinema since it started 22 years ago.

Kalas says she will be cooking for her whole family, and it's going to be a feast.

"Apple pie, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, gravy, the whole fixings," said Kalas with a smile.

Naomi Reinke was also touched when volunteers handed her a box full of Thanksgiving food.

Reinke says she's excited to have her family share a meal together.

"Thanksgiving is a big thing to me [because its] having family gatherings and people you haven't seen in a long time [get together],"said Reinke.

Rouman donated 69 meals on Sunday throughout Oneida County.

Each box was filled with a frozen butterball turkey, a can of corn, potatoes, stuffing and gravy mix.

Story By: Erin Beu

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