The entire community is invited to Christmas dinner.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1300 E. Adams St., will host the free meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25.

Meals are available for carryout from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and delivery may be requested to a home or business, and will be brought between noon and 2 p.m.

This year marks the ninth year the church has hosted the Christmas dinner, which typically includes ham, mashed potatoes, rolls, tossed salad and dessert.

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The dinner is modeled after the annual Johnson County Thanksgiving Banquet.

The church hosted 60 people the first year, but, now expects to feed hundreds.