By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thanksgiving came early for more than 200 Philadelphia seniors. They were the guests at a holiday dinner Sunday.

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The guest list is selected by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, says president Holly Lange:

“The senior centers that we fund all get tickets and they pick seniors that are low-income that may not have a family to go to on Thanksgiving.”

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The food is all supplied by Reading Terminal Market vendors and organized by Tootsie’s owner Marion D’Ambrosio:

“Nobody says ‘no’ to me. All of my fellow merchants are absolutely wonderful,” she said.

And the venue is provided by Septa. For the second year, dinner was served in the Market East train station, cordoned off for the guests of honor, who gave the joint effort high marks.

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