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Caryville Church plans to sponsor Thanksgiving dinner for those in need

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By Charlotte Underwood

 

  By CHARLOTTE UNDERWOOD charlotte@lafollettepress.com  

Thanks to the efforts of a church in Caryville, those within the county struggling to make ends meet will at least be guaranteed a hot Thanksgiving meal this year.

“There are hungry people in this world and we at the Lighthouse Fellowship Church of God (LFC) wanted to do our part to make sure no one in this county went without a Thanksgiving meal,” said LFC Pastor Reverend Ralph Combs.

Though Combs is the main organizer of the event, he said other churches and groups have shown interest in helping out as well.

“Doing this has always been a dream of mine in my ministry,” said Combs who has been a pastor at LFC for the past three years.

“When I mentioned it to the church, everyone was excited to help, it was wonderful,” said Combs.

While the dinner is for anyone who needs it, the church is hoping the elderly will take advantage of it as well.

“Any elderly who has no transportation can call and I will do my best to make sure they have a Thanksgiving meal brought to them,” said Combs.

Donations of food are also welcome.  Turkeys, canned vegetables, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies are all needed.

“I feel like God has put this dream in me; the goal is to feed the hungry,” declared Combs.

The dinner will be held at the Lighthouse Church of God at 124 Main Street in Caryville. It is a brown building with a white cross. Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. 

For more information, or to volunteer services or donate food call 907-0977 or 871-1992.