OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Center was the setting for the 11th-annual free Christmas dinner known as “The Outpouring.”
The event, which caters to the community, took place Christmas Eve eve — Monday night (Dec. 23) — from 3 p.m. to 7 pm.
The all-home-cooked feast also featured live music and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who brought toys for the children — and “Christmas blessings” for random families in the form of gift cards.
Nearly 300 people enjoyed a meal at the event, which was orchestrated by Rebecca Simon and her husband Ryan and more than a dozen of their family members.
“I enjoy giving back to the community because of my strong faith,” Rebecca Simon said Monday night.
Servers included 35 volunteers, who also helped package all of the leftovers to donate to other local community organizations during their Christmas week celebrations.
The Tenaya Lodge donated the funds to purchase the food for the dinner — and Starbucks donated all the coffee and hot cocoa.