37th Community Dinner Dec. 8


Eli Mash, left, son of Serena Cranford and Chris Schoffner, eats a spoonful of mashed potatoes next to his great grandpa, Orville Schoffner, both of Sidney at the 2017 Shelby County United Way Community Christmas Dinner.

Eli Mash, left, son of Serena Cranford and Chris Schoffner, eats a spoonful of mashed potatoes next to his great grandpa, Orville Schoffner, both of Sidney at the 2017 Shelby County United Way Community Christmas Dinner.


Sidney Daily News file photo

SIDNEY — The Community Christmas Dinner Committee invites all residents of Shelby County to share in the annual Christmas dinner, Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Civil Defense Building at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.

Meals will be delivered to homebound adults who call in their reservations to Day Break Adult Day Services, at 937-492-8074. Reservations for home-delivered meals must be made no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.

The committee asks that the person who is to receive the meal, or the caregiver, be the person calling to make the request.

This will be the 37th annual Community Christmas dinner in the Shelby County community. The committee expresses its appreciation to Cheri Drinkwine at the Shelby County Emergency Management Agency for allowing the committee access to the facility.

As in years past, Michael Jannides and The Spot will prepare a traditional meal, including turkey, gravy, grean beans, cranberry sauce, dressing, rolls, pies and cookies. Volunteers from Temperance Lodge 73 Free and Accepted Masons, the Masonic Lodge of Sidney, will make plenty of mashed potatoes.

As diners enjoy their meals, Anna Local Schools’ Jazz Band will play Christmas music. Santa will also be onsite to listen to children’s wish lists and hand out treats. Santa’s corner will again be sponsored by Alvetro Orthodontics.

All patrons should enter the main gate of the fairgrounds located on Highland Avenue. Patrons can then park anywhere within the fairgrounds, keeping in mind that the meal is inside the Civil Defense Building. United Way signs will lead diners to the dinner.

The Christmas Dinner Committee also expresses their appreciation to the many donors and the volunteers who give of their time each year. The Shelby County United Way continues to underwrite the event.

Eli Mash, left, son of Serena Cranford and Chris Schoffner, eats a spoonful of mashed potatoes next to his great grandpa, Orville Schoffner, both of Sidney at the 2017 Shelby County United Way Community Christmas Dinner.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/11/web1_-SDN121317ChristPage6.jpgEli Mash, left, son of Serena Cranford and Chris Schoffner, eats a spoonful of mashed potatoes next to his great grandpa, Orville Schoffner, both of Sidney at the 2017 Shelby County United Way Community Christmas Dinner. Sidney Daily News file photo