The annual Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Crosslines of Neosho will take place at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Lampo Building.

Explaining the event is Travis Griffin, public relations manager, committee chairman-fundraising committee with Crosslines.

NDN: What is the main purpose of the event?
Griffin: This dinner is for those that are unable to provide themselves and their family with a Thanksgiving meal. This meal is also an opportunity for fellowship among those in the community.

NDN: Who can come to this event?
Griffin: The event is open to the public and is free.

NDN: Is there anything new this year compared to years past?
Griffin: Dick Keezer will be providing music.

NDN: If someone wants to donate money or food, whom do they need to contact?
Griffin: We need turkeys and hams, they can bring (the items) to the distribution center, 308 E. Spring St., Neosho. Cash donations are always accepted as well.

NDN: How honored are you and Crosslines to put this dinner on?
Griffin: We, as an organization, and individuals are so happy that we can give back to the community. "Blessings come in many forms, for myself and our staff being able to help others is our blessing."

NDN: Is there anything else, please add?
Griffin: Our annual dinner has fed around 400 to 450 and is expected to feed more this year as there have been more in need.