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Church, clubs host free Christmas dinner

Everyone is invited to attend the 2012 Community Christmas Dinner hosted by United Methodist Church and students from the New Richmond High School National Honor Society and Key Club.

The group's mission is to brighten the holidays by serving the community. The gathering will include live entertainment, great company, and a delicious free meal. A ham dinner and the fixings will be served on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, in the Fellowship Hall of the United Methodist Church, located at East Second Street in New Richmond.

The doors open at 11:30 a.m. and dinner is served at noon. Home delivery is available for those who are unable to attend. Reservations are requested.

For more information and to make reservations, call Kristi Rogers at the United Methodist Church office at 715-246-2464.

This Christmas Dinner is made possible through the collaboration of volunteers from the following organizations: National Honor Society, Key Club and the United Methodist Church. The National Honor Society and Key Club have ongoing missions to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, a desire to render service, a motivation to promote worthy leadership, and encouragement to develop character. The members of all three organizations volunteer their time to make the Christmas Dinner special for everyone.

This Christmas dinner is a tradition that has been carried on for nearly 18 years. Many donations are needed for this dinner to reach its full potential.

The New Richmond High School Agri-Science Program and FFA annually donate fruit as well as beautiful poinsettias. The high school foods classes bake cookies for the meal. In addition, many local businesses donate goods, services and funds towards making the meal a success.

The youth from United Methodist Church create a holiday atmosphere by decorating the dining hall. Also, live music will be performed by the New Richmond High School music students for everyone's enjoyment throughout the meal. Many volunteers from the church, National Honor Society and the Key Club will prepare and serve the meal on Christmas Day.