Community Christmas Dinner feeds 550 on a beautiful day
On a day that seemed more spring-like than winter, hundreds turned out for the annual Community Christmas Dinner. Guests stood in long serving lines while volunteers kept scooping and serving food. Co-organizers Lynn Spilman and Denny Anderson said more than 200 meals were delivered to people who couldn't come to the Legion. A separate crew was packing meals to go in the kitchen. Volunteer Jim Canada said the crowds came early, right at 11 a.m. "Denny and I cannot thank the many volunteers enough for making the dinner such a success," Spilman said. "Without them it would not happen." One family even donated toys for the kids who came to dinner. The 40-degree temperatures no doubt contributed to the turnout.