East Tennessee's favorite twin sisters celebrated a big day Thursday. Love Kitchen co-founders Helen Ashe and Ellen Turner celebrated their 86th birthday with a party at the Love Kitchen.

The sisters enjoyed cake and plenty of well wishes a few days before their actual birthday on Saturday.

Helen and Ellen started the Love Kitchen in 1986. The organization provides meals, emergency food packages and clothing for the home-bound, homeless and unemployed in the Knoxville area.

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