The 23rd annual Community Holiday Dinner will be held on Dec. 8 at the Holiday Inn.
Everyone is invited to come enjoy Santa, live music, gifts for the children and a hot meal from 4-7 p.m.
The free dinner is open to everyone in the community and has seen over 1,000 people attend in years past.
Though the dinner is free, tickets are required and are available now at the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, the Department of Family Services, Sheridan Health Center, Holiday Inn, Holy Name Thrift Shop, Lunch Together Soup Kitchen, the Salvation Army, Sheridan Senior Center, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at the Red Door and Warehouse Market.
Free transportation to the dinner is available by calling the Sheridan Senior Center at 674-9272.
The Holiday Inn is located at 1809 Sugarland Dr.
Those wanting to make a contribution to the community event can contact Erin DeFries or Mark Demple for more information at 674-7600.
The Sheridan Police Department has received a $1500 “Local Community Contribution” grant from Wal-Mart which will be used toward the third annual “Cops for Kids” program. The program offers deserving children in the community a holiday shopping spree. More than 30 children identified by local social service professionals will be shopping Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. The Wal-Mart Subway will also be providing the children with breakfast. Officers from many local Sheridan Law Enforcement agencies will be assisting each child individually. The program hopes to offer positive interactions between the officers and children who may grow up with an innate fear of officers due to circumstances beyond their control. For more information contact the Sheridan Police Department at 672-2413.
Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns and Sheridan Stationery will host Santa on Dec. 14.
St. Nick himself will be reading the Christmas poem “The Night Before Christmas” and handing out treats, starting at 10 a.m.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheridan Stationery is located at 206 N. Main St.