Dec. 25 Christmas dinner in Rimbey great place to be

Delicious food, music, gifts at Christmas dinner

With Christmas just a few jingle bells away, volunteers and organizers are working hard behind the scenes to put together a Christmas dinner in Rimbey.

Through the efforts of these community minded people, who truly know the true meaning of Christmas, the event, which has been going since 2009, will happen again this year.

Festivities begin at 1 p.m. and the dinner is served at 2 p.m. at the Rimbey Seniors Drop In Centre.

Christine Fernie, who is new to the team, and enthused and excited about helping out stressed that everyone is invited.

“The more the merrier. It is the place to be. Nobody has to spend Christmas Day alone. This is for everyone.”

Volunteers and organizers who want to help out are always welcome and appreciated.

Anyone who wants to don a volunteer hat and help out should show up at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day to prepare the food and decorate the dining room.

Volunteers need to look for Gayle Rondeel in the kitchen, she is always there, with her cheerful smile and capable hands.

Anyone who has a special talent that they would like to share are also more than welcome.

“Musicians, singers, carolers, skits, magicians and other talented community members are always welcome,” said Fernie.

Please contact Christine at (902) 309-9420 if you are available to help with entertainment.

Everyone attending will be given a small gift to unwrap.

On Christmas Day, seven turkeys and two hams along with all the fixings are prepared for the Community Christmas Dinner.

Cash donations are used to purchase groceries if there is not enough food donated. All food is purchased from the two local grocery stories.

Donations are gladly accepted from attendees and the community at large for this annual event.

For further information please contact either Gayle at (4030 704-4001) or by email at or Christine at (902)309-9420 or by email at

“Thanks for helping us spread the word and the spirit of Chritmas throughout our community,” said Fernie.

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