A few items still sought for annual community Christmas dinner
A few food items — mainly fruit and vegetable salads — are still needed in order to make the annual Community Christmas Dinner this Thursday a success, according to dinner organizer Freda Galer.
“What I need are the salads. I’ve only got about six salads,” said Galer, who estimated that another 20 fruit and vegetable salads will be needed for the annual dinner, set from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Thursday at the Evangel United Methodist Church Family Life Center.
Other food items needed include six gallons of green beans, six gallons of sweet potatoes and five more pies. Everything else, Galer said, is on hand, including volunteers to help set up the Family Life Center for the dinner and serve food, although another volunteer is being sought to help with deliveries.
Galer is also hoping for a bigger turnout than last year’s record turnout of more than 400, and so far, she said, it’s looking like it could happen.
“Several have told me they’ll be bringing the whole family,” she said. “At Christmas, I think a lot of people wait to see what’s going on, but when it’s time for the dinner, we get plenty.”
The dinner is open to the public, regardless of age, religious affiliation, income bracket or residence.
“It’s for anybody in the community who wants to get out at Christmas, or would like to have a little company,” Galer said.
Anyone requesting a dinner to be delivered to their home is urged to call Galer at 364-4160 before 10 p.m. Wednesday, and she may also be contacted at that number for more information about food donations or volunteer work with the dinner. Cash donations are also being accepted to help defray the dinner’s costs; contact Francis DeVader at 364-2507.