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Crystal Dey | Bemidji Pioneer Volunteer Erika Estes (center) serves dinner to attendees of the annual Community Christmas Dinner at Bethel Lutheran Church on Wednesday. Vicki Polich (right) greets visitors.

Coming together on Christmas: Bethel Lutheran Church hosts 34th annual Community Christmas Dinner

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BEMIDJI — A handwritten note tacked on a Minnesota Food Share poster reminds people of what the Christmas season is truly about as they entered the 34th annual Community Christmas Dinner held at Bethel Lutheran Church in Bemidji on Wednesday.


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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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