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Working Caregivers give Christmas Dinner

WEST CARROLLTON -- Civil servants who work hard to take care of us, even on holidays, are getting the opportunity to have a Christmas dinner thanks to the West Carrollton MasonicTemple.

Christmas is in the air, but for civil servants who have to work, it can seem anything but a holiday.

"These people do so much for us all year long and we just want to give back. To say thank you for all that you do for us," Coordinator Vicki Cooper said Tuesday.

For the 19th year, the West Carrollton Masonic Temple opened its doors at 5:00 pm Christmas Eve and they will stay open for 36 hours straight.

The group provides free meals for policeman, television crews, street crews, and  firefighters who have to work.

"We have a place where we can all get together and sit down and have a meal and momentarily not have to worry about so much." Lindsey Griffin, West Carrollton Fire Department, said with a smile.

Good conversation is shared over not just a meal, but a feast.

"Lasagna, cabbage rolls, fried chicken, pot roast, baked beans, mac and cheese....."Cooper listed proudly.

A meal that volunteers are as happy to give, as caregivers are happy to have.

"It shows the support that we have. We're appreciative," Shawn Day, West Carrollton Police Department, said.

The Masons expect to feed a hundred people over the holiday until they close their doors at 7:00 pm Christmas night .

 
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