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Early crowds lined up all the way around the Park Rapids American Legion's large dining hall and out the back door into the parking lot. They filled the room, used all table space and set up even more chairs around the tables. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Community Christmas Dinner feeds 550 on a beautiful day

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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.


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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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