Organizers of the Up All Night Thanksgiving meal are hoping for a last-minute influx of donations in order to get the annual event going.
On Thursday, organizer Jake Sessions said the group had eight turkeys and eight hams, and $150 in donations. In order to provide enough for the annual meal, organizers are seeking 48 turkeys, 50 cases of vegetables like corn or string beans, 10 cases of cranberry sauce, 1,500 plates with lids, hams, drinks, sweet potatoes, dressing, macaroni and cheese, cakes, pies, cups, napkins and plastic utensils.
“If we can get that, we’ve got a meal,” Sessions said.
Sessions also was hoping some churches would coordinate to donate a dessert dish. He said the former Cannon Street Elementary School kitchen is prepped, and he has volunteers lined up, he just needs the food to get the meal going.
“There are a lot of people in the area that are in need, a lot of disabled people,” Sessions said.”… I think we’ve become a vital part of the community because we’ve been doing this for 20 years.”
Food donations may be taken to:
•Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home at 201 Hamilton Road.
•WJCN TV in the Callaway Conference Center at West Georgia Technical College.
•WTRP AM 620 radio at 806 New Franklin Road.
Anyone seeking additional information may contact Sessions at 706-884-6963, Bernice Scott at 706-616-1777 or Gene Macammy at 706-957-4009 in LaGrange; Fannie Sanders at 706-415-0505 or 706-594-5334 in West Point; Mary Ross at Jeff Jones Funeral Home at 334-864-9521 in LaFayette, Ala.; or Betty Shears at 334-338-5658 in Roanoke, Ala.