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A Grand Christmas at the Grand Eastonian

All welcomed to enjoy the Christmas fellowship.

EASTON, Pa. - It was a very Merry Christmas for hundreds of folks in Easton who had nowhere else to go this holiday.

There was a feast, free haircuts, gifts and even a visit from Santa at the annual “Grand Christmas” celebration.

Stephen Flowers, the owner of Suddenly Samantha Salon in Easton says on Christmas Day he cuts hair for more than a dozen needy people from the area.

"People are pretty shocked that we do this. There are gifts for kids upstairs. A full, traditional dinner," said Flowers.

The dinner, gifts, and visit with St. Nick is all part of an event called the Grand Christmas at The Grand Eastonian that attracts several hundred people.

"It's for homeless, people who are alone, people who are in need in the community," said organizer Dawn Kenyon.

But Flowers says really everyone is invited.

"You could be a billionaire if you are alone come spend it with us," Flowers said adding, "That is what Christmas is about. About being together, about giving."

"It means the world to them to be able to stop in a place on Christmas day. A lot of places are closed. They don't have family. They have nowhere to go. This is a perfect place for them to come," elaborated Kenyon.

It was a place where anyone and everyone came together and celebrated Christmas no matter their circumstances.

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