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Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff Bob Dickinson of Alexandria, a volunteer at the First Congregational Church's free community Christmas dinner, served a plate of food Friday.

Serving up Christmas kindness

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While the weather outside was frightful, the feeling inside the First Congregational Church in Alexandria on Christmas Day was delightful.


People were enjoying a meal of meatballs, ham, potatoes, corn, rolls, salad and a strawberry cheesecake dessert. They were also enjoying the fellowship of being with others on the special day.

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