Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Auburnite Heather Vogelhuber has been coming to the annual Community Christmas Dinner at Bethlehem Lutheran Church for the past six years.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Heather Vogelhuber came to Christmas Dinner with her daughter and grandaugher, Lindsay Doughty, right. "I'd say I'm having a Merry Christmas," said Doughty. "It's feeling jolly right now."
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Though not a member of the church, Krista Harvell of Gold River wanted to do service on Christmas, so she came with a friend and her two daughters to help with the dinner service.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Knowing that they'd both be celebrating Christmas alone, Helen Spencer, of Cool, called friend and Auburnite Betty Westlund and asked to meet at Bethlehem Lutheran for Christmas dinner.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Mikaela Frame watches her cousin, Jackson Herbert, of Rocklin, as he puts whipped cream onto pie for people attending the Bethlehem Lutheran Church?s Christmas dinner on Thursday. With their grandparents members of the church, the two, along with Mikaela?s mom, volunteered as a way to give to others.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal Lindsay Doughty picks up pie for dessert on Thursday.
Ashley Baer/Auburn Journal After coming to the church to pick up a meal for an elderly neighbor and being persuaded to stay for dinner by friends, Auburn residents Sally and Leon Stanley pick out pie from volunteer Krista Harvell of Gold River.