Thanksgiving dinner in need of volunteers

Photo by Michael Buckelew

Photo by Michael Buckelew

COVINGTON -- Donations and volunteers are being sought for the annual Thanksgiving dinner for those in need, hosted by the Newton County Ministers Union and the Newton County Food Pantry.

The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Learning Center, located at 3135 Newton Drive.

Food donations are needed, including turkey, potatoes, desserts, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce and pre-browned rolls. Donations can be made at Newton County Community Food Pantry, located at 7125 Turner Lake Circle, between 9 a.m. and noon Monday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, as well as at Sharp from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

"Anything they bring us we can use some kind of way," said Community Food Pantry Director Rosalee Thompson.

Volunteers are also needed to help prepare and serve the meal and should report to Sharp at noon or after Wednesday or at 7 a.m. Thursday.

Last year, more than 800 people attended the free dinner and Thompson said she expects a larger crowd this year.

For more information, call 770-784-0037.