Free Christmas meal served to the public

Community Christmas Dinner celebrates 20th anniversary

Organizers expect the 100 Mile Community Hall to be jam packed with a hungry mass of folks on Dec. 14 for the annual Community Christmas Dinner.

Tons of work and preparation goes into the complimentary meal, which feeds between 400 and 450 people, says Gudrun Schneider, an organizer with the Christian Churches of 100 Mile House and area.

“That is a big number,” she says of the mouths to feed.

“It’s open to the public, but it’s mainly addressed to the people who are not so fortunate and can’t afford a nice Christmas dinner.

“It’s usually for the less fortunate.”

Ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables and “lots of desserts” are on the menu this year.

Doors at the community hall open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6.

Now in its 20th year, Schneider says the event wouldn’t be possible without the support of local businesses and volunteers.

Folks only need to bring their appetites and there is no need to pre-register for the popular Community Christmas Dinner.