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Cathy Dyson writes about King George County.

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Karen Jones steps down as ministry leader

Karen Jones, director of the Love Thy Neighbor Community Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen announced she’s passing the leadership torch on to the group’s team leaders.  In an email, she wrote: “Thank you so much for your support of this beautiful ministry that comes together as a community to help our neighbors in need.”
Jones said she is continuing her career in real estate, which she started in 1985 with her mother, Betty Pearson, owner of Combs & Pearson, Realtors.  This year , she’ll be working with her daughter, Sarah Taylor, as she starts her career at Keller Williams Realty.
Love Thy Neighbor was formed in fall 2012, when a group of King George women who met regularly for prayer meetings for more than 26 years decided to “amp up” their efforts. They formed Love Thy Neighbor to coordinate a monthly meal and soup kitchen. The group held their first meeting in December 2012 for 100 families and consistently have increased services since then.