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Thanksmas event held in Hazleton

Tampa Rays Manager hosts annual event in his hometown of Hazleton
Hazleton, Luzerne County-Tampa Rays manager Joe Maddon is back in his hometown of Hazleton this weekend  giving back to families in need. Hundreds of people turned out today for the annual meal he helps organizes called "Thanks-Mas." this is the third year for "Thanks-mas" but the first in the new Hazleton "community one center. The facility opened in June in the former "Most Precious Blood School. Every week nearly two thousand people turn out for classes and programs there. On Sunday, the holiday meal helped show the different "ethnic groups" the facility brings together.  Maddon has been doing different events in the area over the last few days. The "Thanks-mas" events actually start in Florida where Maddon's and his players serve meals at different shelters.

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