The four-hour event took a team effort. 300 volunteers donating time to cook and serve, others give hard earned money.
"Businesses donating bakery, food...everybody wants to help," said Johnson.
It took 100 turkeys to feed 3,000 people. Volunteers started cooking Wednesday morning and continued throughout the event. With full stomachs full and good conversation, those in attendance took a moment to reflect on what the holiday is all about.
"What I'm most thankful for is I got a new job," said Joanne Hill.
"I'm thankful for my health," said Ouzounian.
"I'm thankful for my family and my children," said Linda Kwapil.
The Thanksgiving meal cost roughly $15,000 which was funded by those in the Racine community.