No need to be alone, join us
The Tatura Football Netball Club is once again hosting a Christmas Day luncheon to encourage anyone who is unable to be with family or friends this year to come along and enjoy a traditional homecooked roast dinner.
Renowned roast chef Steve O’Toole and NewsXpress Tatura owner and luncheon contact John Lovel will continue to steer the annual event for 2018 with the help of many tireless volunteers, along with generous donations from individuals that enable the club to provide the meals at no cost to the community.
The luncheon will be held at the home of the Bulldogs, the Ballantyne Centre, Hastie St, Tatura, where family groups are also welcome to share in the Christmas camaraderie that prevails at these occasions.
Kicking off from noon until 2.30 pm, meals will be provided free of charge — alcohol is not permitted, but soft drinks are included.
Mr Lovel said this year the event would celebrate its fourth year.
‘‘The luncheon was initiated after a conversation regarding how Christmas Day can be a sad and lonely day for some if they do not have the means or ability to be with family,’’ Mr Lovel said.
‘‘This can be a reality for some — and quite contrary to the image we all relate to at Christmas.’’
Mr Lovel said the event continued to grow in numbers of attendees every year and identified a real need for the community.
‘‘All are welcome, and the more the merrier. Hope to see you all there,’’ he said.