The Community Christmas Dinner hosted by the Howard Kilmer Post 510 of the American Legion and Auxiliary will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Post Home in Mercury. Meat will be provided for the dinner, and members and guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy an evening of visiting, singing Christmas carols and playing games. The drawing for the Wal-Mart shopping spree give-a-ways will be held during the event. Three gift certificates ($300, $150 and $50) will be given away. Tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6. For the fourth year, the Legion and Auxiliary are sending a care package to a McCulloch County serviceman stationed overseas and unable to be home for the holidays. Everyone attending is asked to bring a snack food item in an unbreakable container to the dinner. The Auxiliary will also have a money tree benefiting The Haven, a local shelter for abused women and children scheduled to open soon in Brady.