The Christmas spirit is alive and well in the Collingwood area. Since last spring, a group of several individuals have been volunteering their time to organize the 2nd annual Christmas Day Feast in Collingwood.
In 2014, after noticing that there were no opportunities to enjoy a community based holiday dinner in the town on Christmas Day, they decided to do something about it. Many people struggle during the holidays. Some are unable to put together a Christmas dinner due to financial or emotional barriers while others are alone, new to the town or simply want to enjoy a special spirit of the holiday with others in the community.
Fortunately, a dedicated team of volunteer "elves" have been working behind the scenes to remedy this and community reaction has been overwhelming. Chairperson, Marg Scheben-Edey said, "We are so delighted and filled with gratitude for the support that has come forward. Earlier this month we were thrilled to learn of the significant GOLD level contribution pledged by the Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay." Scheben-Edey went on to say that several local businesses and individuals have come forward with generous donations that have ensured the event will be one to remember for the 120 expected guests. In addition, all of the nearly 100 volunteer positions have been filled and the group is now turning its attentions to reaching potential dinner guests.
This FREE event takes place on December 25th at 1PM, at the Collingwood Curling Club, who have generously donated use of their Hall. It is a nondenominational event and everyone, of all ages, is welcome. This feast will include a home-style meal, seasonal entertainment, activities and gifts for children and a little something for the adults to take home.
Reservations are required as we are limited to 120 seats, and can be made by calling 211 (Community Connection). For more information, visit our website.