CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Lynne Newman hasn't been sleeping well as she gets ready for the 18th annual Christmas dinner served at The Salvation Army in Chambersburg.
Newman said her mind is racing through the things that need to be done. She feels, however, her lists and sets of instructions will carry her through, as they always do.
"I just always want people to have a good Christmas," Newman said.
Newman and her synagogue, the Congregation Sons of Israel, work with more than 100 other volunteers every year to prepare, serve and deliver meals. Included are turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and vegetables.
"Even though I'm not Christian, I believe in holidays and I believe in families," Newman said.
Newman said she's concerned about inclement weather affecting the 80 to 120 deliveries to Meals on Wheels clients and shut-ins. She asked that people with four-wheel-drive vehicles consider volunteering by arriving at The Salvation Army on U.S. 30 Friday morning. Deliveries start leaving the facility at 10:30 a.m.