NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Country singer Tracy Lawrence held his annual turkey fry at the Nashville Rescue Mission on Tuesday.
Lawrence and dozens of volunteers helped fry hundreds of turkeys in the parking lot of the mission in downtown Nashville.
This was the 11th year for Lawrence’s “Mission Impossible” Turkey Fry.
Lawrence told News 2 the turkey fry is all about keeping one of Nashville’s favorite holiday traditions simple.
“We’ve had people try to come in with the big fryers and do a hundred at a time. We’ve fought to keep it simple, we’ve fought to keep it like this because there’s something so special about being able to fellowship with all these people throughout the day,” said Lawrence.
“I think to blast through it just to get it done destroys part of what the charm of this whole thing is,” added Lawrence.
The annual event provides an estimated 4,500 turkeys and over 65,000 meals to help the mission feed the homeless in Middle Tennessee.