Christmas Day will be the 24th annual celebration of the Murphysboro Community Christmas Dinner, and organizers are seeking volunteers to help.
The dinner, which will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 25, will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 606 Plum St. in Murphysboro.
Organizers say Santa will arrive around noon with a gift and to take pictures with the children.
This free event — featuring live music, door prizes and a gift for all in attendance — is open to everyone.
Meals will be delivered to the elderly and the disabled in Murphysboro; those meals are available by calling Mary Anne at 303-4768 by Thursday, Dec. 21.
To volunteer, those interested can call Jennifer at 618-534-3822 or Ed at 618-534-4971. Volunteers are needed for Friday through Monday, Dec. 22 to 25.
— The Southern