Once again, a group of volunteers is planning a huge Thanksgiving meal.

In fact, they are hoping to feed 1,000 people. If you want to attend the annual Johnson County Thanksgiving Banquet, here is what you need to know:

History: Johnson County Thanksgiving Banquet, an annual tradition that started in 2008 when church and civic leaders wanted to create a healing event to help the community following that summer’s devastating floods. The event has continued, and grown, especially with the recession and economic downturn.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday

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Where: Scott Hall at the Johnson County fairgrounds

What: A full turkey dinner will be served free of charge. No reservations are required. Organizers are planning to deliver meals to homebound residents. All requests must be turned in by the end of today by calling 317-662-0199 or emailing turkeydinner@johnsoncountybanquets.org.

Who: Anyone is welcome to attend. Some who come are facing economic struggles, and others come for the fellowship and community atmosphere.

Donations: Cash donations are still being accepted. No food donations or volunteers are needed.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.