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Annual New Year's Dinner Draws Thousands In Fayetteville

Posted January 2, 2004 9:05 a.m. EST

— The annual "Black-Eyed Peas" dinner drew a strong turnout in Fayetteville on New Year's Day.

Community leaders dished out food to thousands of people Thursday.

Traditional New Year's foods served included black-eyed peas, which are supposed to bring good luck, collard greens, which symbolize prosperity, candied yams and barbecue.

This was the 11th annual dinner at the Crown Expo Center, which is sponsored by local politicians.