The following press release has been issued by Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Vic Davis and staff are already busy planning for this years’ Christmas dinner, and November isn’t even here yet. This is a big event for the Sheriff and citizens of Clay Co. and nothing is left to chance. It won’t be long until the dinner, which is planned for Saturday December the 7th.
Capt. Melvin Cantrell will be making the rounds soon to area businesses to collect donations to help pay for the food that will be served to hundreds of local retired, handicapped, elderly, and shut-ins who might not otherwise have a Christmas dinner. If you would like to make a donation to help defray the costs, you can send a check made out to the Sheriff’s Christmas Dinner to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at PO Box 720 in Hayesville NC 28904
The Christmas Dinner was began in the early eighties by Sheriff Howard Barnard and was a big event for Sheriff Tony Woody every year until he retired, then was discontinued. Upon taking office, Sheriff Davis felt the need to re-establish the dinner and has built upon the success that Sheriff Woody had with the program.
This year, as always, there will be local people providing music for the event. These people are being contacted and will be announced as soon as they can confirm that they will be available to come.
If you are unable to attend, due to sickness or health, Sheriff Davis encourages you to call the sheriff’s office and give your name, address, phone number, and how many plates you need, so an employee can deliver to your home.
Sheriff Davis said that people are encouraged to attend though and those that do, receive a blessing from the good fellowship that they receive from seeing people that they might not otherwise be able to see.
The number to call is 389-6354.
There will be other announcements and reminders regarding the dinner and we look forward to seeing you there.
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