TOP PHOTO: Jeff Paynter hands off to Darrell Shepherd at Saturday’s Sleep in Heavenly Peace bed build.

It was the last bed build of the year.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The final bed build of the year for Sleep in Heavenly Peace was successful. The event was held in the Woodson Mall-Food City Center parking lot on Saturday morning. “We had close to 50 volunteers, and we built 40 beds,” said Bill Thompson, president of the local chapter of SHP.

Veteran builder John Cain concentrates as he readies to drill his next hole.

“It’s the best thing I’ve been involved with,” said John Cain. Cain was at the first build just a few years ago and has been at nearly everyone since.

John Cain has drilled hundreds of holes for Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

Cain and other volunteers cut, sanded, assembled and stained 40 beds in about two hours finishing up around lunch time.

Right at 50 folks came out to build beds on Saturday for Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/07/2022-6AM)