(Farmington) Close to a thousand people turned out Wednesday afternoon for a free Christmas Dinner served at Ci Ci’s Pizza in Farmington. The meal was organized by Chip and Debbie Peterson. Chip says it was a record turnout.

Peterson says people came out to dine for a variety of reasons.

There were also well over a hundred volunteers that turned out Wednesday to help serve the meals. This was the 18th annual free Christmas Dinner served at Ci Ci’s in Farmington. Hear more with Peterson below.