LOGAN — Two charity events will be staged Saturday Nov. 7 at Chief Logan State Park.
The In Action Project’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner will host a fundraising event at the Pickin’ in the Park Opry House.
Local bands One Horse Town and Coal Fired are slated to perform.
The event started several years ago feeding around 250 people. In 2014, organizers report they fed nearly 2,500 people.
This year, however, the group is preparing to feed around 3,000 people a full Thanksgiving dinner.
The fundraising event will start Saturday at 7 p.m. and there will be no fee for admittance.
Instead of a fee, concertgoers are encouraged to bring monetary or food donations.
“Turkeys, hams, corn, green beans, roll or anything to do with a Thanksgiving dinner, bring it up and we’ll be happy to take it,” noted Mike Browning, percussionist for One Horse Town and member of the organization team for the In Action Project’s dinner.
On Thanksgiving day, the In Action Project will serve two dinners in the area.
Dinner locations will be at Chapmanville Middle School and No. 7 Holden Freewill Baptist Fellowship Hall.
Dinners will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Anyone seeking more information about the In Action Project’s Thanksgiving Dinner can contact Lee Jones at 304-687-9520 or Brandy Curry at 304-687-7196.
Chief Logan State Park will also host the Logan County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) Jail Break 5k Run Saturday Nov. 7.
All proceeds from the 5k will be used for the Shop With a Deputy program and local youth sports leagues.
The run will simulate suspects running from police. The LCSD encourages participants not to get caught.
Preregistration fees for the event will be $13 and registration on the day the event will cost $15.
A 2k walk will also be held in tandem with the run and a free youth race will also be staged.
Registration forms can be found at the Jailbreak Run 5k Run/Walk Facebook page.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitsa Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]