PLP members prepare free Thanksgiving dinners for area families.
ROGERSVILLE — The “People Loving People” organization is planning its 10th annual free Thanksgiving dinner in Rogersville, and one thing that hasn’t changed over the past decade is a need for donations and volunteers.
The PLP’s first organizational meeting is Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital cafeteria. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to attend.
In 2012, PLP fed more than 2,500 people on Thanksgiving Day, serving more than two tons of food.
PLP is a nonprofit organization made up of an all-volunteer staff that prepares, serves and delivers meals, clean and decorates the cafeteria and then cleans up after the event.
The event has gotten bigger each of the first nine years, and PLP co-founder and event organizer Dr. Blaine Jones said PLP expects to serve another record number of people this year.
“This has turned out to be one of the biggest blessings any of our volunteers have ever participated in,” Jones said. “God truly has his hand on this wonderful day, and he blesses those who are in need and he blesses those of us who serve.”
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