Tyler is in the giving spirit as several organizations recently held Thanksgiving distribution events.

On Friday, Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System and the Houston Temple Church of God in Christ partnered for a turkey giveaway to help make Thanksgiving special for community members in need. Read the full story here, as cars lined up early and the turnout was even larger than expected.

The giving continued on Saturday as two more distribution events were held. Rudy's Bar-B-Q was the place to be as smoked and uncooked turkeys were given away after a local ministry partnered with others to make the event happen. Full story here. 

It was also a busy day for the Tyler Assistance Center, as First Baptist Church of Tyler held its annual drive-thru distribution event. Organizers said after 15 years, the event has grown to be quite the community effort. Read more about the event here.