(Oklahoma City-AP) -- After a stroke and a string of heart attacks, Cecil Clay would go to sleep wondering if he would ever open his eyes again.
Since then, renewed health has helped Clay build a thriving business at his Sooner Bar-B-Q restaurant in Oklahoma City.
Clay remembers his success on Christmas Day by preparing free dinners for hundreds of the city's less fortunate residents.
Clay was among hundreds of Oklahomans who donated their time, talent and energy on Christmas Day. Volunteers provided food, toys and clothing for Oklahomans who struggle to provide for themselves.
An estimated eight-thousand people showed up at the Cox Convention Center amid subfreezing temperatures for the 60th annual Red Andrews Christmas Dinner.