Dinner of ‘Hope’ returns for 5th year
HopeCommunity Church will be holding its annual free Christmas Dinner again this year, making it its fifth volunteer-driven community dinner in a row. Always held on December 25th in the large hall in the basement of the church at the corner of Queen and College Streets, in Lennoxville, the community meal is for people from anywhere in the Townships. The turkey dinner with all the trimmings is cooked by an army of volunteers, many of whom return every year, under the careful eye of ‘head cook’ Elane Lebourveau. Lennoxville’s Lorraine’s Bakery always provides the huge birthday cake for the end of the meal.
The main purpose of the dinner is because we know some people are on their own for the holidays, and others can’t afford to buy all the fixings for a Christmas dinner. So that’s who we’re doing it for, but it’s open to anyone. We’re prepared to pull out as many chairs and tables as needed, and there will be carol singing and we’ll play some games. And we always give a little gift package of home baking to people when they leave,” commented Paul McLean of the Hope Community Church. About one hundred and eighty people attended last year’s Christmas Dinner.
doors of the hall will open on December 25th, at 10:30 am, and the dinner will be served between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. For more information or transportation, call Hope Community Church at 819 822-2627 or the Loughheeds at 819 563-7750.