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Hundreds line up for free turkeys

HOUSTON – Hundreds of people waited in line Tuesday morning for hours to get their free Thanksgiving turkey.

A total of 300 turkeys were given away, thanks to Harris County Precinct 7 Constable May Walker and her deputies and staff.

This is the 12th year Precinct 7 has had the turkey drive.

It's only for senior citizens, and they register as early as August to guarantee their free bird.

Annie Woodard said she got in line at 4 a.m., just to make sure she was first in line. She said without the turkey giveaway, she wouldn't have a turkey on the table this Thanksgiving.

"Why am I here? To get a turkey!" Woodard said. "Because I need one. I don't have the money to buy one."

"It's just something to show that we are thankful for them, paving the way for all of us," Walker said. "And it's a small token, but for them, it's something big."

The food bank also passed out free groceries along with the turkeys.