The Woodward News


December 17, 2012

Dinner brings community together



Since Jericho Services sponsors the Christmas Dinner, many of its employees devote their time to helping make the community event a success.

However, more volunteers are always needed and appreciated.

"For the dinner itself, volunteers come to help put the meal together," Lawther said, noting "we need volunteers to help serve the food and to help in the kitchen with preparing the meal."

Those interested in helping with the meal are asked to arrive at the Pioneer Room by 8 a.m. on Dec. 25.  Lawther said there is no need for volunteers to register; "they can just show up on Christmas morning and we'll put them to work."

Another way community members can help with the dinner is by providing homemade desserts for the meal.  Lawther said desserts can be dropped off at the Jericho Services office, located northwest of Woodward along Highway 270, up until noon on Dec. 24.  Or you can deliver desserts to the Pioneer Room on Christmas morning.

In addition to desserts, Lawther said Jericho Services is also seeking toy donations in order to ensure there are enough gifts for all the children who attend the dinner.

"We do from birth through the early teens and we do ask for a maximum of $20 per gift," she said.

Collection sites for the toy donations include Walmart, both United grocery stores, K101, Devine's Radio Shack and the Woodward News.

Those wishing to donate toys and gifts are asked to do so before Dec. 21, which is when Jericho employees will be picking up the donation boxes from each of the collection sites.

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