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1290 WMCS & THE SALVATION ARMY HOST CHRISTMAS FAMILY FEAST

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Released 21 December 2011

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1290 WMCS & THE SALVATION ARMY HOST CHRISTMAS FAMILY FEAST
Organizers Prepare to Feed Thousands

Wauwatosa, WI (December 19, 2011) The Salvation Army and partner 1290 WMCS
are just days away from the 22nd Annual Christmas Family Feast. The
organizations are preparing to serve thousands on Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day at the Frontier Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Christmas Family Feast hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

"The Christmas Family Feast is a Milwaukee tradition. What started out 22
years ago as a dinner to feed those in need, has evolved into an important
holiday event where a great meal serves as the focal point for a wonderful
day of fellowship and community," said 1290 WMCS operations manager Tyrene
"TJ" Jackson.

Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander said,
"Christmas is a wonderful time of year when we are all reminded of the
many blessings we have. However, for an increasing number of people in
our community, the holidays are becoming can be challenging. The economy
has taken a toll on so many families and through the Christmas Family
Feast we are able to share compassion and offer a real feeling of
community."

This year's Christmas Family Feast menu will consist of ham, turkey and
dressing, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, dinner rolls, an assortment
of deserts and beverages.

Guests will receive complimentary gifts while supplies last.

Last year 8,986 individuals were served dinner on Christmas Day.


BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE "CHRISTMAS FAMILY FEAST"
PHOTO AND INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE

SCHEDULE AT THE FRONTIER AIRLINES CENTER


Friday, December 23
Chef Gus Kelly with volunteers preps kitchen for Christmas Family Feast
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Joy Alexander, Salvation Army Volunteer Administrator sets up dining room
with volunteers
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Saturday, December 24
In the Kitchen with Christmas Family Feast Chef Gus Kelly 9:00
a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 25
Christmas Day Highlights

Christmas Family Feast volunteers arrive & get assignments
10:00 a.m.
Christmas Family Feast doors open 11:00 a.m.

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About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church,
has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since
1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation
Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range
from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims,
assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and
shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Nationally, approximately 84 cents of every dollar raised is used to
support those services in nearly 9,000 communities nationwide. For more
information, go to http://www.SAmilwaukee.org


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