Helpers needed for Xmas lunch
THE Mossman Community Centre and Anglican Church are again joining forces to host a Christmas Day lunch for people who would otherwise go without or have no one to celebrate with.
Father Paul Beasley is busy coordinating the lunch with community counsellor Michelle Philp and wants to see the lunch turn into a large community event.
But they are in need of volunteers for the festive feast.
“It started about four years ago and was Christine Price’s baby, she set it up for people who don’t have anyone to share Christmas with or those who don’t have anything to eat,” Ms Philp said.
“I would like everyone from the community to show, that’s the main message - it is a community Christmas so why not share it with someone.
“We had around 150 people last year and it’s a really pleasant afternoon just sharing as part of a community family.”
The Christmas feast will include ham, chicken, fresh fish and prawns, salads, Christmas cake and ice-cream.
Prior to Christmas, organisers would appreciate donations of gifts Santa would be proud of, volunteers, a live band or musician for the lunch, someone to cook a barbecue and decorations to make the hall festive.
“We need volunteers at the hall at 11am on December 24 to help decorate the hall,” Fr Paul said.
“We have plenty of food but we need people to cook all the goods, people with an oven and time the day before.
“And if anyone can help and has a bright idea let us know, an entertainment coordinator is required and if anyone can share their live music with us, that’d be first class.”
If you have anything to donate, pop in to the Mossman Community Centre and see Michelle.
“It would be really nice if it was a whole community thing, something the community could be proud of caring for each other.”
For more information on how you can donate your time, band or gifts and to RSVP to the community lunch (for catering purposes), give Michelle a call on 4098 2005 or visit the Mossman Community Centre at 20 Mill St.
Happy to help: Bonnie Francis and Poppi Dwyer