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Roy Gunther sits with his grandson, Michael Angelo (Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

Roy Gunther sits with his grandson, Michael Angelo Gunther, 1, on his lap while having Thanksgiving dinner at the Sacred Heart Parish Center with other residents of Island Park and surrounding communities. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Thanksgiving in Island Park

Every year, volunteers at the Sacred Heart Church in Island Park have baked pies, cooked turkeys and served guests at a free community Thanksgiving dinner. But with their church flooded after superstorm Sandy and many parishioners' homes devastated, this year the volunteers became the recipients.

The Comuniello family enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the
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The Comuniello family enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the Sacred Heart Parish Center in Island Park where dinner was served to residents of Island Park and surrounding communities which were battered by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart
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Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart Parish Center in Island Park to residents of Island Park and surrounding communities which were battered by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart
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Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart Parish Center in Island Park to residents of Island Park and surrounding communities which were battered by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 22, 2012)

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Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart
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Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart Parish Center to residents of battered Island Park and surrounding communities. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart
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Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart Parish Center to residents of battered Island Park and surrounding communities. (Nov. 22, 2012)

A man and his daughter visit Sacred Heart
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A man and his daughter visit Sacred Heart Parish Center in Island Park for a Thanksgiving dinner. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart
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Thanksgiving dinner is served in the Sacred Heart Parish Center to residents of battered Island Park and surrounding communities. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Roy Gunther sits with his grandson, Michael Angelo
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Roy Gunther sits with his grandson, Michael Angelo Gunther, 1, on his lap while having Thanksgiving dinner at the Sacred Heart Parish Center with other residents of Island Park and surrounding communities. (Nov. 22, 2012)

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Kayla Albertson, left, her mother, Linda, and father
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Kayla Albertson, left, her mother, Linda, and father Gary share a Thanksgiving dinner at the Sacred Heart Parish Center during a break from serving residents of battered Island Park and surrounding communities. (Nov. 22, 2012)

Island Park resident Joe Schreiner enjoys quality time
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Island Park resident Joe Schreiner enjoys quality time with his granddaughter Amy Zheng while sharing Thanksgiving dinner with residents of battered Island Park and surrounding communities. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Rev. John J Tutone, pastor of Sacred
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The Rev. John J Tutone, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Island Park, blesses Thanksgiving dinner. (Nov. 22, 2012)

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