Christmas may still be months away, but preparations are underway for Timaru’s Community Christmas Dinner. Organiser Melissa Brennan said volunteers were needed to help in the lead up to the event, as well as on the day. The dinner is held at noon on Christmas Day at the Caroline Bay Hall. A van driver, front of house people and a cook were also needed, she said. The dinner is limited to 250 people, with bookings required. There was much to prepare for the event Brennan said. Anyone interested in helping out was asked to contact Brennan on 02040073351.