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Local woman carries on Salem Dinner tradition

Posted at 12:56 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 14:01:50-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The 76th Annual Joe Salem Thanksgiving Dinner is coming up on Thursday.

KRIS 6 News reporter Shelby Coppedge meets with Lisa Saenz, the person behind the scenes who's been making the event possible every year.

Lisa Saenz has been volunteering for The Joe Salem Thanksgiving Dinner for the last 25 years. Now, she runs the show.

With the Salem family's blessing, Saenz and her army of volunteers continue to organize this Corpus Christi Thanksgiving tradition.

What motivates Saenz?

I'll tell you about the personal promise she made Joe Salem, tonight here on KRIS 6 News.