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Restaurant owner Jo-Jo Shabani and his wife Ida Shabani stand outside River Falls Family Restaurant, 702 N Main St. The restaurant will give away a free, traditional Thanksgiving meal to all comers Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (River Falls Journal photo by Gretta Stark)

Restaurant owner says thanks by giving back

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While many people get up early Thanksgiving morning to start basting and baking one turkey for their families, Jo-Jo Shabani, owner of River Falls Family Restaurant, 702 N. Main St., plans to cook 10-12 Thanksgiving turkeys this year.


He plans to give them all away.

“If people are in need of help, it makes me feel good to help them,” Shabani said. “We give to everybody. Whoever wants to come and eat.”

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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