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Mourning's Thanksgiving Dinner a Hit

Former Heat star gives back with turkey dinner for needy Miami families

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    Alonzo Mourning's Thanksgiving Dinner

    Thanksgiving came early for 33 families Monday night in Miami, thanks to former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and his charity. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011)

    Thanksgiving came early for 33 families Monday night in Miami, thanks to former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and his charity.
     
    "If you have blessings, try to use those to bless others," Mourning said.

      This is the 12th year Alonzo Mourning Charities has fed families in need. The lucky guests this year were from the Overtown Youth Center.
     
    "All of the families are real excited," guest and grandmother Loretta Ward said.
     
    The families didn't just have Thanksgiving dinner at Santa's Enchanted Forest, but they got complete access to the park.
     
    "It's kind of hard to create that holiday feel with all of these palm tress and warm weather," Mourning said.
     
    That's why he said the Miami spot is perfect for an early Thanksgiving dinner under the stars, or in the case, under thousands of Christmas lights.