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MOUNT VERNON – Southside Diner will host its 22nd annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner to benefit Hospice of Knox County (HKC) on Nov. 24.

Southside Diner has been a long-time supporter of Hospice of Knox County.

As it does each year, the restaurant will close at 2 p.m. to prepare, and then reopen from 3 to 6 p.m., serving a traditional meal with all of the fixings.

Southside Diner employees, who volunteer their time for this event, will be joined by community volunteers to serve more than 760 meals.

This year, money was raised for the patients and families being served by Hospice of Knox County. Throughout the history of the event, more than $125,000 has been donated to the non-profit hospice.

HNCO’s Executive Director Bill Kahl said, “I am continually amazed by the generosity of Southside Diner’s owners and staff, the volunteers, and the community support in Knox County.”

Owned by Paul and Beth Neighbarger, carrying on the 22-year tradition of Roger McCoy and Myron Coblentz the Previous owners of Southside Diner is located at 620 South Main Street in Mount Vernon and is open Monday through Saturday from 5:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hospice of Knox County is a member of Hospice of North Central Ohio (HNCO) which serves patients and families in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties.

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