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“I’m going to be happy,” Families celebrate Christmas together at annual dinner

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OKLAHOMA CITY – In the past, there have been talks about the annual Red Andrew’s Christmas Dinner being discontinued. Fortunately, a few local families stepped up to the plate to keep it going.

The Goldman family, along with other local partners, fought to keep the dinner alive.

This year, they fed over 5,000 families in the name of Christmas.

Lines stretched throughout the Cox Convention Center with people waiting to get their seat at the dinner table.

Volunteers served over 2,500 pounds of turkey to families who would not have a Christmas dinner.

In addition to the food, there were presents for the children, a piano player and a visit from Santa Claus.

Elaini Griffin says she is not worrying about her past this Christmas.

Instead, she is focused on the present and celebrating the holiday with her twins.

“As long as my babies are taken care of, I’m fine. I’m not really worried about myself because I know I’m going to be happy either way,” she said.

If you would like to get involved, visit the Red Andrew’s Christmas Dinner website.

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