The late American cartoonist Charles Schulz summed up the holiday season by saying, “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”

With that thought in mind, a committee consisting of local volunteers will once again host a dinner for the entire community. The 13th Annual Christmas Dinner will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. tonight at the Graham Street Church of Christ Family Center. The dinner is free and open to the public.

Last year, more than 500 people attended the event, and this year, organizers expect to feed more than 600.

“We want to use Christ’s example of service,” said Bob Doty, chairman of the organizing committee. “There have been many people touched by this event over the years, and our goal is to show love to our fellow citizens.  If we can get them to see Jesus in what we are doing, then we are successful.”

The holiday menu will include turkey, dressing, green beans, corn, rolls, fruit salad and dessert.

The annual dinner serves several groups as well.  Volunteers deliver to Meals on Wheels recipients and the elderly.

Anyone who is unable to come to the dinner, but would like a meal delivered to their home, can call the church office at 965-4510 by noon today.

The community is also invited to stay for a time of worship at 7 p.m.