Ensuring that no one spends Christmas alone: Enjoying Christmas Day Food and Fellowship

After a year without the beloved event due to the pandemic, seventy-five joined together for dinner on Christmas Day for the annual “Alone for Christmas” event. Held at the Wessington Springs Senior / Community Center this year, the 2021 Christmas Day dinner marked the twelfth anniversary of the event, hosted by Pastor Don and April Grubb.

“This event is not about us, our churches, fundraising, nor promotion of any entity or group,” the Grubbs explained. “This event is about coming together as a community to celebrate the birth of God’s only Son, Jesus Christ.”

Seventy-five is about the average count for the free Christmas dinner, according to the Grubbs, who explained that they have had as many as 98 and as low as 38 guests due to a winter blizzard one year.

April Grubb explains the full story behind the culmination of the event and describes behind-the-scenes help from volunteers and donors needed to pull it off  in a letter to the editor in this week's print and e-issue on PAGE FIVE