Bounty of Bethlehem feeds thousands on Christmas Day

Photo: WLOS staff

Hundreds of volunteers prepared a festive Christmas Day feast in Henderson County.

The Bounty of Bethlehem has been a community staple for decades.

At Immaculata School, volunteers fed thousands on Monday. Thousands of meals were also delivered to people who couldn't make it there. Five hundred toys were also distributed.

Bounty of Bethlehem Community Christmas Dinner organizers estimate they served about 1,200 meals at their dinner, and say they delivered many more. Richard Knust, the organization's chair, thought they made have had a record number of people there to enjoy the free Christmas dinner.

"Could be the cold that's bringing people out. Or it could be the Christmas spirit. Who knows," Knust joked.

He said the event has been going on for 35 years, and takes hundreds of volunteers and months to plan each year.

Jackie Price said the dinner has become a part of her family's holiday tradition.

Find more information about the event here.

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