Yuletide Christmas Feast celebrates community caring

Plans for the 15th annual Yuletide Christmas Feast are moving right along, say organizers.

Plans for the 15th annual Yuletide Christmas Feast are moving right along, say organizers.

The dinner is a gift from members of the Williams Lake community to anyone experiencing lean times this season.

Lean times need not mean only a shortage of funds for a traditional feast, but perhaps lean on company to celebrate the season.

The dinner will be held at the  Ramada Convention Center (Overlander) with many thanks to Lindsey Gasparini and all the staff for donating many hours of their time preparing and serving the dinner, says organizer Vanessa Riplinger of the Child Development Centre.

Last year more than 600 people attended the dinner and the number is expected to increase this year.

“The Ramada Convention Center has graciously offered to once again host this year’s Yuletide Christmas Dinner,” Riplinger says.

“Thanks in advance to Lindsey Gasparini, and all the staff at the Ramada for their incredible gift to the community of Williams Lake.”

The dinner will be served at the Ramada Convention Center between 4 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday,  Dec. 5.

The dinner is also made possible by contributions from the community.

The cost of sponsoring an individual plate is $10. The cost to sponsor a family of four is $40.  This promises to be a joyful and festive occasion with great food and entertainment.

“This entire event is a volunteer effort,” Riplinger says. “If you would like to donate, money donations can be dropped off at the Child Development Centre at 690 North Second Ave.

The Yuletide Dinner Group is a registered group for tax receipt purposes.

“Thanks to all the volunteers that are already promising to make the Yuletide Dinner wonderful.  Thanks in advance to all the support anticipated from our generous community and welcome to all of you coming to dine, and joining in the festivities.”

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