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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 4:30 am

H-E-B will host its sixth annual feast of Sharing at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

“The feast is expected to serve 5,000 meals,” said Jennifer Jamali, a Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations representative.

The dinner is free and open to the public.

It’s an H-E-B tradition for community residents to enjoy a delicious, free meal and festive entertainment, according to a news release.

“Feast of Sharing supports H-E-B’s continuous efforts to serve our communities and share a spirit of camaraderie during the holiday season,” said Winell Herron, group vice president of public affairs, diversity and environmental affairs.

H-E-B has held the event the past 25 years in 32 of its locations in Texas and Mexico.

“We appreciate the opportunity these community dinners provide to express gratitude to our customers,” Herron said.

The event is held in conjunction with

H-E-B partners and a number of community volunteers.

More than 1,250 pounds of ham, 1,250 pounds of mashed potatoes and 5,000 rolls will be served, along with vegetables, pie and soft drinks.

In addition to the dinner at the conference center, 500 meals will be delivered to homebound community members through the Hill Country Community Action Association.

The evening’s entertainment will include musical performances by local groups, a children’s arts and crafts area and a visit with Santa.

“There’s something for everyone,” said H-E-B spokesperson Tamara Jones, “to really kick off the holidays.”

Adding to the giving spirit, Sprint will offer free long-distance calls to loved ones on-site, and the Bell County Health Department will provide free flu shots.

Guests are invited to come anytime between 4 and 8 p.m., with dinner being served continuously.

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