ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) - Hundreds of volunteers provided a frozen turkey and all the trimmings for a Christmas meal to needy families Saturday in Round Rock.
The 10th annual Celebration of Love Outreach had people singing the praises of the non-profit group.
Parents were also able to pick up toys from the Marine's and Toys for Tots program to give kids who might go without a gift this year.
More than 27-hundred families in all were helped, a record crowd for the group.
"Its a good crazy, because when you see some many people, come in here, and such a need, and then that our community answers a call, is most important. that's what critical here, is that the community at large has answered the call for the needy," Celebration of Love President Tom Ramsey said.
Dell Diamond offered up the ball park for the event, allowing school districts such as Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Bastrop and more to partake in the Toys for Tots event at the same time.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is charged with murder in the shooting death Wednesday of a woman at a North Austin auto repair shop, police said Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
With freezing temperatures pushing through the region, heating systems will likely be working overtime, which can bring rising energy bills.