VFW will again serve free community Christmas dinner

At noon on Christmas Day, VFW Post #5366 in Isabella, with help from the AmVets chapter, will serve its annual free community dinner at the VFW hall on HH Highway in Isabella. 

Facility manager Ruby Winslow said everyone is invited to the free meal, veterans and non-veterans. If advance arrangements are made, meals can also be delivered to nearby residents who are unable to attend, or meals can be prepared for pickup. 

The VFW and AmVets welcome donations of cash and food to help it serve this community meal. Winslow says the VFW greatly appreciates those who are able to cook an extra dish – salads, sides and desserts – and deliver it to the facility the day before the holiday – or who can donate a turkey or ham three days beforehand to be cooked at the VFW. 

Those planning to donate food are asked to call the VFW so its staff knows what’s coming. Call 273-5008 for more information or to arrange for home delivery or pickup. To send a tax-deductible cash donation, make checks payable to Isabella VFW Post 5366 and mail to P.O. Box 323, Isabella, MO 65676. 

The VFW expressed thanks to all who made its community Thanksgiving dinner a great success; 103 people were fed. “We really appreciate all the community’s support,” Winslow said.

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