Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday dinner feels like home to those in need

From Michigan-

Lori Martin, of Howell, picked up a new Christmas tradition Sunday.

Instead of exchanging gifts and eating a holiday feast, Martin, 55, and six family members pitched in at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Marysville to bring Christmas dinner to others.

"You can't give to the community like this every day of the year," Martin said, as she gestured to people around her preparing and serving food in the church's steamy kitchen. "... It's a really good feeling."

Pastor Tracie Loffhagen of All Saints Episcopal Church, 543 Michigan Ave. in Marysville, said Sunday marked the sixth year the church has put on the Christmas dinner. Volunteers cooked and served up steaming trays of turkey, baked beans, scalloped potatoes and ham. Diners also had a pick of coleslaw, rolls and an assortment of pies, cakes and cookies.

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