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A holiday party with a very important message

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)-Music filled the room as dozens gathered at the Emily P. Robinson Rec center Thursday night for a holiday party, but this holiday party isn't like most.

"What we want to do tonight is just sort of alert the people and sound out a clarion call and say we need you" says Leon Head.

Leon head spoke tonight about his late mother in law Granny Goines the founder of Granny Goines soup kitchen on Plum street in Monroe.

@"She has cast a vision, and that vision has been caught" says Head.

Pictures filled three boards and words like volunteers.

All in hopes of alerting people as to how important it is to give to others this holiday season.

"They are wondering can they feed their family Christmas day" says Head.

@Over 1,000 cans of food were collected and a message, one that Head hopes all the children in attendance listened closely to and took to heart.

@"So now its time for us to pass the baton and as one generation comes and another generation goes the one that's going always pass the baton to the one that's coming" says Head.

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