Courtesy of Markeeta Wilkerson

A celebration of the Afro-centric holiday, Kwanzaa, is coming back to Hopkinsville, Ky., for the second year.

Activities begin on Dec. 26 with a Kwanzaa Festival at the Old Christian County Middle School, and run through Jan. 1.

The community celebration, which is open to people of all races and cultures, started in Hopkinsville last year when Markeeta Wilkerson decided her city needed a boost.

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Two Bowling Green restaurants are opening their doors on Thursday to offer free Thanksgiving meals. 

The message from Teresa’s Restaurant and Lisa’s 5th Street Diner is that “giving” is the heart of Thanksgiving. The two Bowling Green eateries are expecting to serve a combined total of close to 1,000 free meals on Thursday.

Heather McGuffey, owner of Teresa’s Restaurant on Gordon Avenue, said the restaurant served 400 free Thanksgiving meals last year, and they’re thinking bigger this year.

McGuffey said her family and the restaurant crew are preparing enough food for 500 people, and the guest list is "everyone who walks through the door."