Jefferson: Volunteers beat odds with Christmas dinner

PORT TOWNSEND — More than 40 volunteers fed hundreds of Jefferson County residents Christmas Day despite power outages, locked doors and even a family tragedy.

“We wouldn’t have known they had all those troubles,” said Alene Thompson, a Port Hadlock resident, when told about volunteers’ efforts. “Despite all the difficulties, they did a wonderful job.”

For the fifth year in a row the Olympic Community Action Program, about 40 volunteers and six drivers prepared Christmas Day dinner for Jefferson County residents.

Numbers were not available Wednesday, but volunteers expected more than 300 people to attend.

The dinner took place in the Oscar Erickson building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

All food was either donated or purchased with cash donations from area residents and organizations.


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