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Wagon Wheel hosts 4th annual Free Christmas Dinner

Wickliffe - Christmas is a time for giving and that is exactly what the Wagon Wheel Restaurant did on December 23rd as they provided a Free Christmas Dinner for close to 300 people.

For the fourth year in a row, Reno and Terrah Bodell, owners/operators of the Wagon Wheel Restaurant in Wickliffe, took the opportunity to show their appreciation and help people in the community. Prior to the time of the free meal, Terrah had said, “We want to share the love of Jesus Christ and give back to other people what God has given us. We’re blessed and want to bless others.” Terrah said she and Reno have always felt led by God to provide this free dinner. “It is our way of showing the love of Jesus and help people realize Jesus is the real reason for Christmas,” she said.

Terrah and Reno also began this tradition of providing free Christmas meals because Terrah wanted their daughters, Kylee and Kenna, to know that Christmas is about Jesus and the fact that he gave Himself for mankind.

Terrah said she and Reno allow her children help with the dinners, so they can learn how to serve others. This was certainly the case as Kylee and Kenna, along with their young cousins, waited on tables during the Free Dinner.

When the night was over, Terrah said her two girls went a step further in the spirit of giving in that they donated their tips to Saint Jude.

“We really like to do this. We really like to give back, and our employees really enjoy doing it,” Terrah said following this year’s Dinner.

Terrah and Reno would like to thank everyone who made the Free Dinner possible. This includes the ladies from Oscar Baptist Church who donated desserts, James Marine for donating some hams, CRS along with US Foods for donating green beans, Flowers Bakery for donating rolls, and the employees at Babcock and Wilcox for donating items.  

The Bodells would also like to thank everyone who donated their time including their family, the employees at the Wagon Wheel, and church members from Oscar Baptist Church.

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