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Salvation Army gears up for annual Christmas Eve dinner

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Salvation Army of Spokane is making final preparations for their Christmas Eve Dinner Thursday night. They expect to serve up to 400 people.

A spokesperson with the Salvation Army says due to the increased amount of individuals and families using the City of Spokane’s Warming Center located on the Salvation Army Campus and the record number of families utilizing the food bank in 2015, this year’s dinner could see a record number of attendees.

More than 70 volunteers will help set up, serve, and clean up afterward.

“It warms my heart that so many people will take time out of their Christmas Eve to come and serve this wonderful Christmas Eve dinner,” said Business Administrator for the Salvation Army, Sheila Geraghty.

The meal includes ham, potatoes, rice, fruit salad, green bean casserole, and a dinner role. Guests will also get cobbler, ice cream, and watermelon.

There will also be live music, Santa Claus, and a candlelight service after dinner.

For volunteer information for future events, call (509) 329-2721. If you want to donate you can do so online at makingspokanebetter.com or by visiting the Salvation Army.

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