Article Photos: Red Andrews Christmas Dinner draws thousands to Oklahoma City despite wintry weather 10/39

Children pose on Santa's lap for a keepsake photo. Santa is played by Larry Blair, who has played the role of Santa many years, but said this is his first year to be the Santa for guests at the Red Andrews Dinner. Hundreds were served a traditional Christmas meal at the annual Red Andrews Dinner inside the Cox Convention Center on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012. An army of  volunteers showed up despite  snow and ice and hazardous driving conditions. They accompanied each guest through the serving line and carried their trays and seated them at their tables. Other volunteers distributed a small mountain of toys and stuffed animals that were donated for the event.   Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman <strong>Jim Beckel - THE OKLAHOMAN</strong>