The folks who put together the Our Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve are coming out with a big “thank you” to those who helped out. Treana Storie with the Cowlitz PUD helped organize the event, saying that more than 500 people were served, and every child that attended received a present from Santa. Storie thanks the AWPPW for donating the hall, and she also thanks everyone who donated food, dinnerware, gifts and money to help make the Christmas Dinner happen. She also says that there was a tremendous outpouring of volunteers, helping to cook, serve, play music and help clean up. She says that without the gracious people in the community, the event would not have been possible.