Free meals will be served

CHS alumni will host breakfast Dec. 24; Radiant Church to serve dinner Dec. 25

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Camas Mayor Shannon Turk and several Camas High School (CHS) alumni will provide free breakfasts on Christmas Eve.

Turk and her daughter, Emma, and several of Emma’s former CHS classmates will serve pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, coffee and juice from 8 to 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 24, in the Camas Community Center, 1718 S.E. Seventh Ave., Camas.

Members of the East Clark Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 2444, will purchase some of the groceries and cook the breakfast. The City of Camas will donate space.

Emma Turk organized a free Christmas Eve breakfast event in 2017, as part of her senior project. Shannon Turk — then a Camas City Councilmember — suggested her daughter organize a holiday meal in 2017, after attending ReFuel Washougal’s annual Christmas Day dinner and thinking Camas could use its own version of the holiday community meal.

To volunteer to help with the breakfast or make a donation, call 360-448-8692 or email

Christmas Day dinner organizers seek additional volunteers

Volunteers from Radiant Church’s “Reaching out in Active Discipleship outreach ministry” (R.A.D. Outreach) in Camas, along with volunteers from ReFuel Washougal and other people in the community, will serve roast beef, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, rolls and desserts to neighbors in need from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Hathaway Elementary School, 630 24th St., Washougal.

Gifts will be distributed, and photos with Santa will be available.

Outreach team leaders Mike and Michele Gregson plan to serve more than 100 people at the fourth annual R.A.D. Outreach Christmas Day dinner. They need additional volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up.

Donations of unwrapped gifts, such as makeup, bath sets for men and women, cards and board games for all ages, socks, hats, scarves and stocking stuffers for teens and adults, can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 20 or Friday, Dec. 21, at Radiant Church, 2717 N.E. Third Ave., Camas.

For more information about donating gifts or volunteering at the dinner, call Mike Gregson at 360-721-9902, Michelle Gregson at 360-281-1125 or email them at