WESTON, W.Va. – Lewis County Christmas Dinners are back in their 35th year, except for 2020, due to COVID-19.
The free lunches are being distributed a little differently for 2021, as they don’t offer a sit-down meal, but a drive-thru at Robert L. Bland Middle School in Weston, a pandemic safety measure to protect those preparing and receive meals. Dinners were always delivered to those who could not pick them up.
“We have the privilege of serving each other and as I told these people, I am very grateful to our volunteers. They take time on Christmas Day away from their families, and it is very important that we remember each other. We hear about paying forward and being kind to each other, these are things we should be doing all the time. But it’s a day in the year when we can really speed things up and do something great for someone we might never know, ”said Steve Weaver, member of Lewis County Christmas Dinner Inc.
Donations and 35 volunteers made the free Lewis County Christmas dinner possible this year. They planned to serve Christmas dinner to 1,200 people this season.