Every year, Faith Temple Ministries in Independence serves a Thanksgiving dinner to students from Independence Elementary School.

Forty-three students who showed exemplary behavior at school were invited to attend the Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 18. The students gave thanks, ate a Thanksgiving meal and created a craft. Parents were invited to stop by to take pictures. Donations for the meal came from Piggly Wiggly, Subway, Wal-Mart, Master Chef, Carolyn Harrison and Faith Temple Ministries, a news release said.