Civil engineer and land surveyor John Benson has spent a good part of his Thanksgiving Day for the past seven years on his feet, preparing and serving food to the homeless.

By JENNIFER RICH
jrich@bradenton.com

Bradenton.com: So you’re sick of turkey by this time and all that’s left of the Thanksgiving togetherness are messy floors and a refrigerator filled with leftovers.

What to do?

How about a little reflection?

Were you really thankful for your bountiful feast and the family and friends you spent it with? Or was it just another holiday to celebrate time off from work and enjoy some relaxation?

If you are John Benson, I know the answer to the above questions.

Benson, owner of Benson Engineering, a Bradenton consulting engineering firm, has spent a good part of his Thanksgiving Day for the past seven years on his feet, preparing and serving food to the homeless who come to First Methodist Church in Bradenton for their holiday meal. ...

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