And so this is Christmas.
A table laden with a feast fit for a king, a background of laughter and friendly banter, music, many hands ready to help, guests receiving gifts, and above all, a shared spirit of camaraderie and friendship.
The community Christmas dinner in Rimbey promises all this and more.
This year, the event is to be held at the Rimbey Drop In at 2 p.m. on Christmas Day, said one of the organizers Gayle Rondeel. The master of ceremonies for the event will be Dave Davies.
As well as a delicious meal there will be games and music and a chance to socialize for everyone.
“It promises to be a fun event and so many people always step forward to help out,” said Rondeel. “Last year it went really well. We had about 50 people and the cooks, kitchen help and other volunteers all enjoyed the lovely dinner along with everyone else.”
“It was really overwhelming, the amount of support and help we received,” she said. “And I expect this year will be no different.”
Rondeel said donations of food, cash and Christmas tablecloths are needed.
“The Drop In was gracious enough to donate their facility which means we have to borrow way less pots and pans,” she said.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer or contribute to the community Christmas dinner may contact Rondeel at 403-704-4001.