Hope Community to host Christmas Dinner for all
For the second year in a row, Lennoxville’s Hope Community Church is hosting a free Christmas Day Dinner that is open to all. “Last year we had about sixty-five visitors and thirty volunteers serving the dinner. People had a great time and we had a great time running it, so this year we’re preparing for about two hundred,” said Paul McLean, one of the event’s organizers.
The turkey dinner will take place in the church at 102 Queen Street, Borough of Lennoxville, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the doors opening at 10:30 am. “We’re inviting anyone who would like to come, especially people who are alone, away from family, or who would find it hard economically to put on a Christmas dinner. Last year we had some international students from Bishop’s University and Bishop’s College School who were away from their families, seniors, couples and families. It’s a lonely time to be alone; we make our family their family,” commented the organizer.
On the menu will be turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes and desserts, all home-made. “We’ll even have birthday cake and sing Christmas carols and everyone gets to take home a little gift at the end. It’s nice to serve others and give to others on Christmas, to imitate God’s gift of his son to us on Christmas,” he added.
“People can contact us ahead of time if they need a ride and we’ll do the best we can. There’s no bus service that day,” said Mr. McLean. For more information or if you are looking for a ride to the dinner, call Mr. McLean at 819 820-5932.