POINT PLEASANT — In a continuing effort to serve others, students and staff from Point Pleasant Junior Senior High School (PPJSHS) and other volunteers are working on their annual community Christmas dinner.
Presented by PPJSHS’s Local School Improvement Council (LSIC), the dinner will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the school’s commons area. The dinner will be free and will consist of a choice of turkey or ham, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls, desserts and drinks.
According to the LSIC, around 500 meals were served last year and preparations are underway to meet that number again. LSIC members also explained why they continue to hold this dinner, saying that school administrators originally wanted to reach out to the community and that idea has remained true over the years.
“It’s a time when people want to do things for other people,” LSIC members said about the Christmas dinner. “It’s a good evening. People enjoy themselves and it gives you a good feeling when you give back.”
LSIC members also stated the dinner is a way to help others in the community who could simply benefit from free meal around this time of year.
LSIC members stated student volunteers at the dinner will include members from the National Honor Society, student council, and the Junior National Honor Society. It was also noted that home delivery will not be available this year.
In addition to the dinner, it was also stated that entertainment will be provided by the schools choral and instrumental programs. It was also stated that door prizes will be awarded and the evening will also include a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus.
For more information on the dinner, contact PPHSJS at 304-675-1350.