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  • Crystal Faircloth

Community Christmas Dinner Set for Columbus and Horry

While everyone else is caught up in the Christmas spirit, sometimes it's hard to remember that not all folks will be having a happy holiday. One group of people in Myrtle Beach decided to make a difference and fill the bellies of those who need it. As a result, the Community Christmas Dinner (CCD) organization was born.

CCD is run solely by volunteers and chefs who prepare and distribute over 14,000 plates every Christmas to the communities of Horry and surrounding counties. This is the non-profit's thirty-fourth anniversary.

Dana Enzor and her brother-in-law Shaun Elliott, founder of the non-profit group HERO, heard about the event and decided to get involved locally. The pair brought it to the attention of their churches, and the opportunity was readily accepted by both Harvest Church in Green Sea, South Carolina, and by Fair Bluff Baptist right here in Columbus.

This will be Harvest's third year of service, and FBB's fourth.

"It's awesome to see everyone come together to serve the community," said Enzor.

Fire departments, civic groups, and other volunteers are always there to lend a hand, and due to that positive response, the dinner has branched out to other places.

This season the following places will be participating in the Community Christmas Dinner:

  • Harvest Church at 4619 Highway 9 in Green Sea beginning at 9 a.m.

  • Mt. Tabor Manna Cafe at 200 Orange St. in Tabor City starting at 9 a.m.

  • Crossway Church at 2000 Highway 701 in Loris at 8 a.m.

  • Fair Bluff Baptist Church at 1205 Main St. in Fair Bluff at 8 a.m.

  • Nichols Town Hall at 514 Mullins St. in Nichols from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plates will be handed out at each location until they are gone. Any business or religious establishment that would like to help out with the meal next year can contact Dana Enzor at 843.421.1769 or Shaun Elliott at 843.796.0957.

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