It was a long Christmas day for volunteers in Vernon.
Preparations started at six Saturday morning for their 24th Annual Christmas meal. More than 400 of those meals were delivered to shut-ins, and at noon 800 meals were served at the Wilbarger County Auditorium.
The folks that put it on say its all about the community coming together.
"It's not just for needy people, it's also for fellowship. People that are alone during the holidays can come up here and have some fellowship with other people."