Knights Brighten Up Christmas With Dinner

Anita Campbell
Enterprise Staff
Over 400  people enjoyed Christmas Dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Christmas Day according to event coordinator Charlie Smith.
“The Christmas Dinner event was started to make sure everyone had a place to go to enjoy food and fellowship on Christmas Day,” said Smith.  “However, now it has turned into a yearly tradition for people from all walks of life.”
 The Knights Cooking Crew consisting of Howard Sullentrop, Butch Mowry, Bob Clark, John Cooner, Jack Hahn and Don Wilde prepared the meal early Christmas morning.  The Ladies of the Knights Auxiliary helped serve.
Ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans as well as dessert and ice tea and coffee made up the traditional Christmas meal.
The meal was free to anyone who wanted to participate.  The Knights pay for events such as this with their annual Shrimp Boil, Tootsie Roll sales and renting their building out for special events.
 “We always have something happening,” said Smith.  The Knights also sponsor an educational scholarship for those wishing to continue their education.
 “I don’t know how long the Knights have been sponsoring the Christmas Dinner but I have participated for 18 years,” said Smith.