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Volunteer: Share a dinner to enjoy
Not one person should spend Christmas alone. This great slogan is not too good to be true. It means free turkey dinner with all the trimmings here in Kelowna.
Victory Life Fellowship is hosting its eighth annual Christmas Day Dinner on Dec. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way.
“Christmas is a time of warmth, giving, and family. Not one person should have to spend Christmas Day alone! Come join us!” says Pastor Diana Tripke.
Celebrate with hundreds of people as you relax over a hot, nourishing meal. Enjoy the live entertainment and blend your voice in the carol sing.
Over 250 food gift bags filled with non-perishable items will be given away to guests on a first come, first served basis.
No one needs to be alone on New Year’s Day either. People at First United Church with vision and compassion for our community started this free holiday dinner over 25 years ago.
Pick up your free ticket at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission, Inn from the Cold, Global (Kelowna Career Resources) or First United Church.
Doors open at First United Church, 721 Bernard Ave., at 5 p.m. with a serving of hot cider. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.
A sumptuous meal of turkey, ham and beef with all the trimmings is topped off with sweet treats of cookies, pies and squares. Guests are invited to take leftovers home for enjoyment the next day.
A volunteer greeter helps make guests feel welcome at each table. The meal is followed by a leisurely time of entertainment, carols and games with prizes.
Maybe you would like to donate food or money in support of these special events. You can contact Victory Life Fellowship or First United Church through the Kelowna Community Resources online database at www.kcr.ca and click on Community Info Search.
Dawn Wilkinson is the coordinator for the Community Information and Volunteer Centre.
250-763-8008, ext 24