"It's something that means a lot to all of us," said volunteer Cami Davis. "It's something a lot of us enjoy and it's very rewarding. John embodied that."
Many who came brought families, and the church made its backyard available to children who wanted to play. Children's director Terri Nolan said the dinner is an attempt to service entire families and give back to the community.
"It feels good to see people smiling and thanking us when they leave," Nolan said.
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