alone during the holidays can be hard on anyone, but in Seneca County, there's
a group making sure that doesn't happen this Christmas.
NOAH Foundation of Ohio began in 2008, after one of the founders was dealing
with a recent divorce around Christmas. The organization makes sure everyone in
the county has a place to go on Christmas.
stands for "No One Alone or Hungry." This will be the sixth year that Camden
Falls Banquet Hall hosts hundreds of people for a Christmas dinner.
first year, NOAH served about 200 people. Since then, it's grown to serve over
650 people. Organizers aren't sure how many people to expect this year, but
they don't want anyone to be left out.
Thursday, a fundraiser was held to make sure the dinner is served again this
really neat because we've created a really nice family atmosphere for people,
and we get a lot of people that show up at 11:30 and stay until 1:30," said Mitch
Felton, president of the NOAH Foundation of Ohio. "I'm sure it's a little
different in some larger communities, but in Tiffin, most of the restaurants
are closed on Christmas day, and so you don't realize how many people really
don't have anywhere to go and what a lonely time it is for a lot of people."
free dinner will be Christmas day at Camden Falls in Tiffin from 11 a.m. until