The holiday tradition will continue this year with the meal beginning at noon at the church.
“It’s a free meal, directed to not only poor folks but also anybody who is alone on Christmas and would like some company for a meal,” said the Rev. Edward Slate.
In recent years, the free meal draws a crowd of about 100 from the community, according to Slate.It takes 10 church volunteers to make the holiday meal happen, not including Slate, who says he takes on the role of “maitre d’” for the day.
"God bless us every one."