Letter: Dinner needs coordinators

This is the 34th year but the future is looking shaky without more help with the planning of it.

I would like to put a call out for coordinators for the Community Christmas Dinner.

We are so thankful for all the people that volunteer on Dec. 24 and 25, without them we would not be able to have this wonderful event, BUT we also need coordinators. A lot of work goes into putting this event on, starting the beginning of November with one last meeting in January—not a big commitment.

I always like to say we go fast and furious for a couple of months and then that’s it for the rest of the year.

Last year we had five key people move out of town and a couple more not available this year, so we are a pretty thin group sitting around the planning table with everyone picking up the slack. We need more people now and next year for sure.

Our main concern is our kitchen coordinators, they have indicated that they may not be available next year (they have been doing it for five years) so if someone was interested in this position they could come on board this year to get the feel of the kitchen. That would be ideal with another set of chefs, they could alternately have Christmas with their families.

This is the 34th year but the future is looking shaky without more help with the planning of it.

If anyone would like to discuss the dinner you are welcome to call myself at 250-442-2689 or Linda Lane at 250-442-2207.

– Paula Wolkosky, Grand Forks