Paying it forward for Thanksgiving

The first year Jody Collins took over the Oriole Cafe in Hoquiam, she got a call just before Thanksgiving asking if the restaurant could help provide a holiday meal for the seniors at the Emerson Manor a block away.

That was 2008, and Collins, along with her family and staff, have now made the Emerson Manor Thanksgiving dinner on the Sunday before the holiday an annual tradition for the past four years.