Howard’s NewComer Center students celebrate Thanksgiving

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Several different Chattanooga organizations teamed up to provide a Thanksgiving meal to students who are new to our country.

On Tuesday afternoon, 65 students from the Howard School’s NewComer Center attended the event.

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It was put on with the help of the Leadership Chattanooga, Chattanooga Exteriors and the Chamber of Commerce.

Students had traditional Thanksgiving deserts.

They were also given bags of Thanksgiving food to take home to their families.

“We Americans have very big hearts and those are the people who are going to be our community here. They are going to be here and we like to share and share our goodness and giving thanks for what we have. I think that is who we are as a city of Chattanooga,” said Anjelika Riano, with the NewComer Center.

In total, the Howard School has 330 English as a second language students.