Seniors Christmas dinner returns for 2016

Annual Rotary-sponsored event offers dinner, prizes and dancing

Volunteer Jim French carved the turkey before a recent Rotary Club of 100 Mile House and Friends of Seniors' annual Seniors Christmas Turkey Dinner at the 100 Mile Community Hall.

One of the highlights of the year for many area seniors is the Rotary Club of 100 Mile House Seniors’ Christmas Dinner, which will be at the 100 Mile Community Hall on Dec. 3.

Shawna Norton, the community services co-ordinator for the Rotary Club, says the event is a lot of fun for everyone.

We enjoy it. The seniors who come are so deserving, and so appreciative.”

The doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner – turkey with all the trimmings, stuffing, potatoes, as well as dessert – starts at 6.

As many as 350 people are expected to attend, and Norton acknowledges the event couldn’t happen without the efforts of a lot of volunteers.

It’s not just Rotary. We get lots of volunteers from other businesses – about 30 people in total – who help cook and serve, and ensure everything goes smoothly and meals are served fast.”

Tickets are now available from Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty at 96 Highway 97.

Norton says tickets will be dropped off at Carefree Manor, Fischer Place, Creekside and Pioneer’s Haven. Tickets can also be picked up by friends and relatives of seniors who can’t make it to the Royal LePage office.

The tickets are free – Rotary does this for seniors – but you have to have a ticket to get in.”

Entertainment will be provided by Brad Potter and the Classmates, a three-person musical group that will be performing throughout the event.

When the dinner is over, the group stays to give anyone who wants an opportunity to dance. This year there will be dance prizes, the prizes are donated from downtown merchants.

It’s nice to see them all together, and so much fun. We love to do it.”

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