Carman and Community annual Christmas dinner set for Dec. 25

Members of the Committee (left to right) Jacob Bosma, Chair, Irene Isaak, Treasurer, Irene Stevenson, responsible for Volunteers, Barbara McGill, Assistant to the Chef and Ross Bursey, chef. (supplied photo)

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The holiday season is fast approaching and, as in the past seven years, the committee in charge of the Carman and Community annual Christmas dinner is already busy organizing the event. The committee, made up of a group of area volunteers, is preparing for yet another traditional holiday dinner on December 25.

The dinner will be held, once again, at the Active Living Centre and will offer an old-fashioned Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. The event provides an opportunity for those who may be alone during the Christmas holidays to come and mingle with friends from Carman and the community, enjoy wonderful food and listen to carols and entertainment from local musicians.

There is no change to the menu, which includes turkey and stuffing, ham, potatoes, vegetables and a variety of salads. And of course, included are all those wonderful cookies and desserts that are lovingly prepared by our chef, Ross Bursey.

Tickets are available at a cost of $5 per person and are available at the Active Living Centre, Home Hardware and RX Pharmacy. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the food will be served at 5 p.m. Due to space restrictions, only 150 tickets are available so make sure you get your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets will be sold until December 22nd, 2018.

This event would not be possible without the help of all of the wonderful volunteers who so generously provide their time, before and on December 25th, to ensure that the dinner goes off without a hitch. We also want to thank the local businesses that provide us with food items, for example, potatoes from local farmers, buns, coleslaw, etc. We also want to thank the children of the Carman Elementary and DCS Schools for providing us with the wonderful decorations and placemats that we use to decorate the tables and walls with. Their support ensures that this dinner is a success.

Rides to the venue are also available for those who cannot find other transportation.

Contact Irene Stevenson at (204) 745-6371 for more information, to volunteer, to donate, or to sign up for transportation to the dinner.

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