Operation Christmas Spirit provides a free traditional Christmas dinner to our Community every year on Christmas Day, from 10am to 3pm, at the Lincoln City Community Center. Planning has begun by Chinook Winds staff, supported by generous local support from volunteers and businesses. Thus far, a big “Thank you!” goes to the Lincoln City Community Center for the use of their Kitchen and Banquet Room and North Lincoln Sanitary for free garbage pick-up after the event.
The Program still needs desserts to round out the tasty holiday meal. We’ve been able to count upon our generous bakers’ contributions in years past. This year, we expect nearly 500 people – or more – to stop in for a traditional hot Christmas dinner. If you would like to contribute a dessert, please drop it off at the Lincoln City Community Center on Saturday, December 24th, Noon to 4pm or on Christmas Day, 8am to Noon. Dinner is served between 10am and 3pm at the Community Center on Christmas Day.
Please donate new blankets, new sleeping bags, hats, and gloves, which are desperately necessary for those living in cold conditions during the coming months of coastal winter weather. You can drop any of these new items off at Chinook Winds Casino Resort Marketing Department, Little Antique Mall, North Lincoln Sanitary, Kenny’s IGA North, and the Lincoln City Community Center right through Christmas Eve.
This annual event, created years ago by Betty Fry, feeds people that might otherwise have a bleak and hungry holiday or simply would otherwise be alone for their holiday meal. It is now sponsored by Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Lincoln City Community Center, and North Lincoln Sanitary Service. Families and individuals join the celebration, Christmas music, and a complete hot holiday meal. From those who help serve to those who partake, this is a heartwarming event.
For further information and to volunteer your time on Christmas Day, contact Monica Logan 541-994-1074 or Heather Hatton 541-996-5766. If you’d like to deliver hot meals or you know someone who should be on the Delivery List, please call 541-994-7731.