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Williams Community Holiday Dinner set for Dec. 13

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Although Thanksgiving has passed, people can enjoy another festive meal at the 13th annual Community Holiday Dinner on Dec. 13.

The dinner takes place from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at Doc Holliday's Steakhouse at the Ramada Inn, 950 N. Grand Canyon Blvd.

The Community Holiday Dinner is open to all Williams residents.

"It's a way to pay back to the community and bring everybody together for a holiday meal," said Kiwanis member and organizer Carol Glassburn.

The Williams Kiwanis Club and other Williams service organizations put on the event. The groups need help from about 30 volunteers on the day of the event.

Between 500 and 600 people usually attend the dinner. The meal will include turkey, ham, gravy, potatoes, vegetables, salad, bread, beverages and several dozen cookies that community members bake for dessert.

Besides the food, the Community Holiday Dinner also includes a visit from Santa Claus. Parents should bring cameras to take pictures of their kids with Santa.

All children ages 12 and younger will also be entered into a raffle to win one of several bicycles in different age categories.

In addition, children in attendance will receive an Eduardo the Elephant stuffed animal. Virginia Quinn is accepting donations of $20 or more to go toward buying the stuffed animals. Donations may be mailed to 106 S. Ninth St. Williams, AZ 86046. More information is available from Quinn at (928) 635-0677.

Organizers are in need of volunteers to help on the day of the event, as well as volunteers to bake cookies. More information about how to help is available from Glassburn at (928) 635-4503 or Cookie Nicoson at (928) 699-9036.

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