TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) - Trumann residents gathered on Christmas to continue a tradition of passing out gifts and serving dinner for free.
The line was long at the town's sports complex Christmas morning as local residents, kids, and volunteers gathered to celebrate the holiday.
It was the city's 19th annual Christmas dinner.
Volunteers who handed out food sported red shirts that said, "celebrating the day that hope was born."
Lindsay Miller, who coordinates the meal, said they serve more than 800 plates each year.
"Basically what we do is we want to serve a full Christmas meal to anyone who needs it," Miller said. "We usually serve anywhere from 800 to 1,000 people, and we have this available for them to come eat with us or they can come and carry out a meal, or we will actually deliver a meal to them."
Children of all ages joined in on the event also.
Two girls, Reagan Fisher and Brookland Miller, said they love giving back to the community and said they have been helping serve meals since they were babies.
They said serving has taught them how to help others and to be grateful for what they have.
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