As Thanksgiving approaches, Lebanon resident and country music star Tracy Lawrence, with the help of friends, celebrated another successful event Tuesday frying more than 500 turkeys that served thousands this Thanksgiving holiday.
Since 2006, Lawrence’s “Mission Possible” Turkey Fry has brought in an estimated 6,500 turkeys and provided more than 40,000 meals to the Nashville Rescue Mission to feed the homeless during the holidays.
“I am blessed to have so many friends who share the same passion that I do for those in need during the holidays,” said Lawrence. “From volunteers who labored all day to the person who came by to drop off a turkey, they all have contributed to the success of this event, and I am very thankful for them.”
Teams of volunteers and sponsors, such as Sam’s Club, the Tennessee Titans and members of the U.S. Coast Guard all worked together to accomplish the mission. The NFL Titans cheerleaders cheered as people came to make donations while Lawrence’s music friends cooked turkeys for the cause.
Sponsors who helped make the event a success included Sam’s Club, Lou Ana oil, Blue Rhino propane and the Rankam Group, Margaritaville Restaurant, Ink on Paper and Breeze coaches.