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

 

Just Posted

Minor injuries in car, semi accident near Greenwood

Road conditions were likely a factor in the Friday morning crash.

Air advisory, open burn ban issued for Grand Forks

The burn ban will be in effect for two days.

Bucket truck, car collide in Highway 3 accident

The Thursday morning accident near Grand Forks slowed traffic for nearly three hours.

Man spotted with shotgun in East Trail leads to weapons discovery

RCMP recover numerous weapons and stolen items after search on Fifth Ave.

Skier caught in backcountry avalanche near Rossland

‘The man was lucky he had the ‘A-Team’ of ski patrol people able to respond as quickly as they did,’ says Rossland rescue spokesperson

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China detained two Canadians on Dec. 10 in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release Meng

9 brains, 3 hearts: Some wild facts about octopuses

Things to know about the giant Pacific octopus, which is naturally found in the waters of the U.S. West coast, the Aleutian Islands and Japan

Hollywood announces 2019 Oscar nominations

Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

Most Read