2 students pay for Thanksgiving meals to be served Thursday

Two college students are sponsoring Thanksgiving meals beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John AME Church at the corner of Pullen and Cherry streets.

Marcus Brookins, a student at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Cachet Shorter, a student of the U of A at Fayetteville, are sponsoring the community dinners.

For the second year in a row, they are paying for dinners with money left over from their student refund checks, Brookins said Wednesday.

They served several people for Thanksgiving last year and wanted to do the same again this year to help the community.