Lawrence set for eighth annual ‘Mission Possible’ Turkey Fry (with video)

Staff Reports • Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 9:03 PM

With Thanksgiving just days away, country music star Tracy Lawrence is set to hold the eighth annual “Mission Possible” Turkey Fry on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Launched in 2006, the event has brought in close to 6,500 turkeys and provided more than 40,000 meals to help the Nashville Rescue Mission feed the homeless in Middle Tennessee.

Each year, Lawrence gets a little help from entertainment and sports celebrity friends to prepare food and fry turkeys. The event has been supported by some of music finest, such as Jason Aldean, John Rich, 3 Doors Down front man Brad Arnold and Restless Heart. Sports celebrities, such as Tennessee Titans Rob Bironas, Daniel Graham and Jordan Babinaeux have donated and prepared turkeys to the event.

This year, Titans players Rob Bironas, Andy Lavitre and the Titans cheerleaders will be on deck to support the cause. As part of the annual tradition, music artists from multi-genres will lend a hand during the charity event.

“The Nashville Rescue Mission is a blessing to our community,” said Lawrence. “Each year I am humbled by the outpouring of support from friends who give their time to be part of the Turkey Fry. This special day allows us the opportunity to help raise awareness of the great services the Mission provides everyday to the homeless and those in need.”

The event is free and open to the public, though donations are appreciated. If you can’t make it, follow @NashvilleRescue on Twitter for updated information throughout the day, as well as like the mission’s Facebook page facebook.com/nashvillerescuemission to see photos of your favorite celebrities frying turkeys.

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