Highlands’ traditional Christmas Day Dinner was revived in 2023 by some long-time organizers with the help of The Rotary Club of Highlands and The Mountaintop Rotary. This event provides a place for locals and visitors to dine when most restaurants are closed and, perhaps more importantly, to come together in the spirit of the season. Funds raised were donated to three area non-profits: The Literacy and Learning Center, The Highlands Community Child Development Center, and The Gordon Center. Those who labored to make the event successful graciously donated $12,000 to each organization.
We extend heartfelt thanks to all those who gave their time and energy during the holiday season.
Pictured at the top of the article in the front row from the left are Pat Hedden of the HCCDC, Kristy Brewer, Marjorie Crowe of the Gordon Center, and Bonnie Potts of The Literacy and Learning Center. 2nd row from the left is Cathy Manning, HCCDC, Dave O’Harra, Rotary Club of Highlands President, and Donna Woods, H.A.N.D.S. Top row from left are Ricky Siegel, Helene Siegel, Marty Rosenfield, H.A.N.D.S., and Bill Kirkman, Mountaintop Rotary President.