Thanksgiving tradition continues to grow - WSMV Channel 4

Thanksgiving tradition continues to grow

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

It's a Nashville tradition that grows by the year, hot home delivery of Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of shut-ins.

It's all fueled by a mother's love.

The volunteers at the Keith Searcy Thanksgiving dinner sure seem to be having a good time, but they are also working, cranking out hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for home delivery.

Rochell Pierce and her niece Jacqueline have 40 meals to deliver and a GPS.

"It feels good," said Rochell Pierce.

A wide variety of people are having a tough time for different reasons.

"There's a lot of need in our communities," said Gerry Searcy.

Twenty-six years ago, Searcy was feeling thankful and wanted to make Thanksgiving dinner for someone else. She ended up delivering eight meals to shut-ins and disabled Nashvillians.

Nowadays, the meals go out to anyone who asks. Searcy will never know a fraction of the people she feeds, but she does want them to know something.

"We love them," said Searcy. "We can do something to help somebody. That's a big blessing to me."

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