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22nd Annual Murphysboro Community Christmas dinner is Friday

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) -

The 22nd annual Murphysboro Community Christmas Dinner begins Friday.

Volunteers were getting last minute arrangements together on Thursday.

The dinner started out as an Eagle Scout project, and through the years it has helped hundreds of people throughout the area celebrate the holiday season.

It’s sponsored by the Murphysboro United Methodist Church.

“There’s a lot of people who don’t have anywhere to go on Christmas and this gives them a place to come and socialize and feel the spirit of Christmas and around friends and not have to be alone," volunteer coordinator, Jennifer O'Donnell said.

The dinner will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Murphysboro. 

If you're interested in volunteering or have questions, click here.

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