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Sharing the joy of Christmas
Alex Jones loads a Share A Christmas Dinner box into the back of a vehicle Tuesday morning with help from Cooper Thurman, right.
Hundreds of families received an early Christmas gift Tuesday morning when the annual Share A Christmas Dinner distribution was held at the Civic Center parking lot.The Share food boxes are packed with enough items to prepare a full-course Christmas feast and distributed to families in need."Our goal has always been the same," said Matt Hash, who has helped with the program since 1985. "We want to make sure families enjoy a good meal at Christmas."Hash is a Rotarian and the two local Rotary Clubs spearheaded this year's Share distribution in conjunction with student Interact clubs. Boxes were distributed to 365 families."Right now we're about 80 percent funded," said Hash, who indicated donations are still being accepted to meet costs.