By TERRI CASTELAZ
KINGSFORD - First Presbyterian Church of Kingsford will be serving and delivering hot meals once again on Christmas Day
"Meals are available to anyone in the area who would like one," said an organizer of the event.
A ham dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25 at the church, which is located at 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford. There is no cost for the meal.
Deliveries of hot meals are available for those at home who cannot make it to the church. Rides are also available for those who need transportation to and from the church.
Meal reservations can be made by calling the church office at 774-4211.
"If you would like to volunteer to help with the dinner, whether cooking or cleaning or delivering meals, members of the church would love to have you join them just call the church office," she said.
Last year more than 700 meals were served.
"Again this year, all are invited and welcome to enjoy the fellowship of others on Christmas Day," she adds.
First Baptist Church in Iron River is hosting a Christmas Day lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, cranberries, roll and pumpkin pie.
"Persons can enjoy their meal at the church or delivery is provided," said a church spokesperson.
The meal is free, but donations are appreciated.
The church is located at 800 Selden Road in Iron River.
Area residents are also welcome to attend the community meal at Grace United Methodist Church in Norway on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Serving hours are from 5 p.m. till 6 p.m. at the Crossroads site, 130 O'Dill Drive, behind the Jake Menghini Museum. Crossroads is a new church facility that is shared by the Grace United Methodist and Bethany Lutheran churches.
The menu will include ham, potatoes, vegetables, dessert and beverages. There is no cost for dinner, a donation basket is available at the request of some folks who regularly attend and expressed a strong desire to contribute something toward their meal.
Meals will also be delivered within a limited area. Call the church office at 563-8917 if you are unable to come to the church.
"The meals program has been growing since it was started last year," said a church spokespersons. "Last month, a Thanksgiving meal was served or delivered to more than 150 people in our community."
"Come and enjoy some good food, good company and the beauty of the 'great room' which has been adorned in it's best awaiting the coming of the Christ Child," she adds.
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