Bellies were filled and hearts rejoiced on Tuesday when one local man brought together dozens of volunteers to provide a free Christmas meal to those in need. Scotty Seay spent Christmas Eve cooking a scrumptious holiday meal, but it wasn’t for him or his family to enjoy- it was for anyone in need of a hot meal on Christmas Day. Seay’s mother Ruth Collins helped him prepare the meal, which included ham and turkey, green beans, dressing, macaroni and cheese, desserts and other tasty foods. Many others chipped in, donating drinks and food to help feed well over 800 people in Dawson County and surrounding counties. The meal almost didn’t happen, as the restaurant where Seay had hosted the meal for the past three years was not able to accomodate the “Feed the Hungry” event this year. Collins said that when her son learned on short notice that he would have to find a location, he was frantic.