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‘Auntie Debs’ turns visits to a nephew into a party for 70

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    The band Island Kontrast provided live entertainment at a holiday banquet hosted by the ministry My Father’s House at Barbers Point earlier this month.

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    Above, Debs Dudoit spoke during the banquet. “Auntie Debs” held her 10th annual Christmas party this month for men struggling with adversity at the veterans shelter.

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    Above, volunteer Elaster Nickelberry spooned gravy onto Jason Vezina’s plate during the holiday banquet at Barbers Point.

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    Vietnam War veteran Edward “Chief” Rodriguez and volunteer Tracy Stern shared a laugh as they danced at a holiday banquet hosted by the ministry My Father’s House on Dec. 10. The ministry has been holding the holiday get-together at the United States Veterans Initiative (U.S. VETS) housing at Barbers Point for the past 10 years.

Debs Dudoit started bringing a couple of pots of pasta every month to the U.S. Vets center at Barbers Point whenever she’d visit a nephew who was sheltered there 10 years ago. Read more

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