Organizers seeking help for annual Up All Night dinners in LaGrange to feed needy
Published 12:00 am Monday, November 16, 2015
LaGRANGE — The holidays are advancing ever closer and organizers of the annual Up all Night Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are seeking volunteers and donations to feed those in need.
Each year the event feeds hundreds of people in Troup County and surrounding counties. Volunteers may cook, clean, deliver meals or other tasks as directed.
The meals will be held at the former Cannon Street Elementary School building on the morning of each holiday.
Items sought are hams, turkeys, drinks, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, dressing, macaroni and cheese, plates, cups, carry-out containers, napkins and plastic cutlery. Monetary donations are also sought and all checks should be made payable to Up All Night Charities..
Donations may be dropped off at the following locations:
• Lakes-Dunson-Robertson Funeral Home, 201 Hamilton Road.
• Good Seed Christian Books, 205 S. Greenwood St.
• WJCN TV station, 220 Fort Drive.
• WTRP AM 620 radio station, 806 New Franklin Road — nonperishable items only. Organizer Jake Sessions, host of the “Up All Night TV” show, will be at the station 3–7 p.m. daily to accept food drop offs.
Anyone seeking more information or to volunteer should contact Jake Sessions at 706-884-6963 or 706-333-1706. Those who need information in Spanish should contact Elisa Baltes at 706-298-0221 ext. 105 or 706-333-9774.