On Monday December 3rd, 2018, over 80 Seniors gathered in our Church Hall for the Annual Christmas Turkey Dinner.  The team of helpers is made up of people from the local churches making this a truly ecumenical event.  Generous helpings of turkey, with dressing and gravy was served on a plate with potatoes and peas and carrot-turnip bake.  A dessert of Christmas pudding with sauce was the crowning touch for the meal.

Once the meal was cleaned away,  Janis, playing piano and Rev. Nick Brotherwood, playing his drum, led the gathering as they sang Christmas Carols.  By mid afternoon many happy and satisfied people left to make their way home. 

This dinner is one of the highlights of the Christmas season and it happens due to the generosity of many people.  Special thanks go to Ann and Andy Mason for coordinating the dinner and to all who cooked the turkeys and the puddings and those who prepared the vegetables and the extras.  Thanks to those who work in the kitchen, who set the tables and who clean up afterwards.  Thanks to Rev Nick Brotherwood and to Rev. Tania Lesack for their help and their sense of hospitality.  It takes many people working together to bring so much joy to others.  Thankfulness was very visible on the faces of the guests as they were leaving. 

For many years now, 3 or 4 students from LRHS have arrived by late morning all set to serve the meal and help out in any ways they can.  They have always been a gift to the workers in the kitchen and to the people they serve.  They are polite and cheerful and appreciated by all.   We invite you to take a moment to watch sldeshow below.

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A short history:

 What started as a simple soup luncheon once a month in 1991 organized by Garth Morrill has evolved into a full meal including entertainment organized by a committee of dedicated volunteers.  The simple soup meal for a few of our parishioners has evolved into a time of fellowship and enjoyment for the 60 to 100 seniors who attend. 

The committee is encouraged by the cooperation of our local high school who provide 3 to 4 students for each of the lunches.  Their efficient and good-natured  approach as they serve the meals to the seniors  is appreciated by all who attend. 

 In the past, the entertainment has come in many forms including music, magic, guest speakers and even clowns.  This event is a community dinner and open to all Senior citizens. However, for planning purposes, the organizers need to know how many are hoping to come.  As mentionned above, please call to get your name onto the phone list.