Community Cares Spreads Cheer With Free Christmas Dinner


On Christmas Day, members of Community Cares, a local non-profit organization, gathered together to provide a Christmas dinner to people of the community that otherwise would not have been able to enjoy a holiday meal.

The dinner took place at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center at USU Eastern. Between serving at the college and delivering meals to home-bound citizens, approximately 200 people were served.

The dinner was not just for the needy in the area. It was a meal that was provided for anyone that was going to be alone during the holidays and for anyone home-bound.

At the dinner, there was a standard Christmas dinner provided consisting of turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, green beans and pie.

“For a long time, I have wanted to do something that makes a positive difference,” said Community Cares member Stephanie Cha. “The people of Carbon County have done so much for me through the years that it was time for me to return the favor. I definitely look forward to working this again next year.”

The children at the dinner were invited to decorate a Christmas tree with sugar cones and icing. At the end of the evening, each person was encouraged to take home a bag of candy and a poinsettia.

Photos Courtesy of Stephanie Cha

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