By Ashley Rader
The Abortion Alternatives and Women’s Center is sharing a Christmas meal and gifts for children with the community – with some assistance from two Carter County constables.
The center will host its annual Christmas dinner on Monday, Dec. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. The free dinner is open to all members of the community, and carryout meals will be available.
AAWC Director Angie Odom said this is the 13th year for the community Christmas dinner and the first time the agency has been able to host its Christmas meal in its own facility.
The agency recently expanded its facility at 145 Judge Don Lewis Blvd. to include a kitchen and large dining room. In previous years, the agency has had to cook the food off-site and bring it to the serving location.
Odom said the agency is preparing for 600 meals of ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls and dessert.
“We serve everybody,” Odom said. “We will serve our clients, the community, whoever needs a meal.”
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