The Pit Bull Motorcycle Club furthered its initiative of giving back by serving Thanksgiving dinner to the residents of Hahn Village on Sunday.
Dozens of people filed through the community room while club members heaped plates full of rolls, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, green beans, gravy, turkey, ham and cake and pie. This was the third year the Pit Bulls have served Thanksgiving dinner at Hahn Village.
“What we try to do is give back as much as possible,” said club founder Michael “D.C.” Walker. “Everybody needs to be fed every now and then.”
Walker said the members are not strangers to community-service activities. He said many volunteer their time outside the club coaching little league teams and working with the area youth. The club has recently obtained a building in which they hope to start holding mentoring and tutoring programs for area teens.
“We are trying to do the best we can. It's so beautiful when we can come together,” Walker said.
The local chapter is part of the Pit Bull Motorcycle Club, established in 2007. The organization has chapters up and down the East Coast, and they hold various charity functions to assist members in need throughout their communities.
Hahn Village resident Mary Brooks said she has enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with the Pit Bulls for the past three years.
“A lot of people don't have families to give them Thanksgiving dinner,” she said and thanked the club for meeting the needs of those less fortunate. “There is always somebody who has a little less.”
Benita Peterson, who is 7 months pregnant, said she thought it was “very, very sweet” that the club provided dinner.
“I think my baby wanted to come, too,” she said.