Trumann will be hosting its 15th annual Christmas dinner on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25. The dinner will be held at the TRC building at the Trumann Sports Complex at 16179 Pecan Grove. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This will be the second year that the lunch is taking place at the sports complex. In years before, it was held at the Old Community Center. The community dinner began with a local church doing everything. Other churches became involved, and eventually it became a town project. Lindsay Miller, who helps organize the event, said that more people come every year. She has organized the event since 2008, and enjoys it every year.
"Last year, we had right under 800 people come for Christmas with about 30 volunteer workers," said Miller.
"It is my favorite part of Christmas. It blesses me to help others, especially during the holiday."
The free meal is open to the community. Places will be set up to eat inside of the building, or delivery is available.
For delivery, Trumann residents should call Cecilia Parker at (870) 483-3846 to make arrangements.
Miller said it is a traditional full Christmas dinner with meat and vegetables. The meal is provided through donations from churches and community members. Anyone is welcome to donate a thawed ham or turkey, and can take it to Couch's BBQ in Trumann by Dec. 17. Miller said that any volunteers are appreciated for the event.
For more information on how to make a donation, help with the meal or recieve a meal, persons may contact Lindsay Miller at (870) 483-3183.