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Tom Salle, center, with Alex Bourgault and Ashley Blakley who were busily handing out samples of chocolate covered bacon at the party for Meat the Live Butcher. The event, a benefit for the White Center Food Bank, asked for food and cash donations for the charity. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE OR SEE THE GALLERY BELOW THE STORY

SLIDESHOW: Meat the Live Butcher party for WC Food Bank gathered food, funds and friends

Store will open the week of Thanksgiving, likely after the holiday

When Tom Salle throws a party he does it right. The man behind the soon to open Meat the Live Butcher gathered all his friends and neighbors and brought them to the White Center Eagles Aerie celebrate his imminent opening and benefit the White Center Food Bank Friday Nov. 2.

Salle, who has been facing permitting delays said, "We're shooting for the week of Thanksgiving. I think it will be after the holiday. The Health Department takes two weeks and if we open before I won't have turkeys so I'd be shooting myself in the foot but right after everybody is full of turkey. So, if I open before December I'm good." The store is located at 9432 16th SW.

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The people from Praise A Lujah Discipleship in Des Moines were there to help serve the food Salle provided including some amazing sausage, stuffing, vegetables, water chestnuts wrapped in bacon, fruit and cheese and others were there handing out unique party treats- chocolate covered bacon.

Admission to the event was a food donation to benefit the White Center foodbank. By the end of the evening, with more than 100 in attendance, several barrels were filled to overflowing with donations.

Jim King and the Southsiders rocked the place into the evening.

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