Sunday, November 27, 2005

Displaced Thanksgiving

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Beaumont residents David Sublett (left) and Anaiebell Davis (right) prepare their Thanksgiving meal at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005. They said the hotel provided an easier option for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Paul Ryan (from left to right) of Fort Worth enjoys a Thanksgiving meal with his wife Angie Ryan and daughter Sarah Ryan, 10, at the MCM Elegante Hotel. Paul Ryan works for AT&T (formerly SBC) and is helping with Hurricane Rita recovery. His family traveled to Beaumont to be with him for the holiday.

Pete Harrington (left) and his wife Shelly Harrington (right) have a champaign Thanksgiving meal with their family Dylan Harrington, 5, (center) Melanie Harrington, 9, (lower left) and Katie Kinney, 18, (lower right) at the MCM Elegante Hotel. The family currently lives in a FEMA-provided trailer until their Groves, Texas home is repaired. Their home was destroyed by Hurricane Rita.

The family of Ruth Mattox (center in pink) of Beaumont have a laugh over dessert after a Thanksgiving meal at the Gulf Coast RV Resort in Beaumont. The family had Thanksgiving dinner at the trailer because the Beaumont home of Ruth Mattox, the family matriarch, has mold and was seriously damaged and by Hurricane Rita.

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