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Released 20 December 2012

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CHRISTMAS FAMILY FEAST JUST ONE WEEK AWAY
Organizers Prepare to Feed Thousands


Wauwatosa, WI (December 18, 2012)  The 23rd Annual 1290 WMCS Salvation Army Christmas Family Feast is just one week away!  The organizations are preparing to serve thousands on Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day at the Delta Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Christmas Family Feast is a Milwaukee tradition.  What started out 23 years ago as a dinner to feed those in need, has evolved into an important holiday event where a great meal serves as the focal point for a wonderful day of fellowship and community,” said 1290 WMCS operations manager Tyrene ‘TJ’ Jackson.

Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander said, “Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we are all reminded of the many blessings we have.  However, for an increasing number of people in our community, the holidays can be challenging.  The economy has taken a toll on so many families and through the Christmas Family Feast we are able to share compassion and offer a real feeling of community.”

This year’s Christmas Family Feast menu will consist of ham, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, dinner rolls, an assortment of deserts and beverages.

Guests will receive complimentary gifts while supplies last.

Last year 10,000 individuals were served dinner on Christmas Day.




BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE
‘1290 WMCS SALVATION ARMY
CHRISTMAS FAMILY FEAST’
PHOTO AND INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE

SCHEDULE AT THE DELTA CENTER


Sunday, December 23
Chef Gus Kelly preps kitchen for Christmas Family Feast            &nb sp;  
8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.            &nbs p;                           

Joy Cony, Salvation Army Volunteer Administrator, sets up dining room with volunteers
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve
In the Kitchen with Christmas Family Feast Chef Gus Kelly            &nb sp;          
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day Highlights

Christmas Family Feast volunteers check in and orientation           &nb sp;   
10:00 a.m.       
      
Christmas Family Feast doors open            &nbs p;          
11:00 a.m.
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christmasfamilyfeast

More than 10,000 people were served on Christmas Day at the 2011 1290 WMCS Salvation Army Christmas Family Feast. 

Photo by Pat Robinson

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About The Salvation Army:
       
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org.


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