Christmas dinner offered at Agassiz Anglican church

'Singing and laughter are the two best things at Christmas'

The Anglican Church is once again throwing open its doors on Christmas Day, to invite the community in for turkey dinner.

This is the second year they’ve planned the event.

Marceline Billis said they are encouraging anyone who doesn’t want to spend Christmas alone to come out and enjoy the company.

“This is for people who are alone, maybe they’re older and the kids are all gone and they don’t want to cook,” she said.

There will carol singing and festivities, she added.

“Singing and laughter are the two best things at Christmas,” she said. Last year, 55 people joined them for dinner, all from different backgrounds and for different reasons.

There will be tickets sold this year, at $10 a piece. The money collected will be going to an Anglican church in the Arctic that is sinking in the ground as the permafrost melts.

Ticket sales cutoff is on Dec. 5, so the volunteers organizing the dinner can begin to prepare. For more information, phone Marceline at 604-796-0560.

news@ahobserver.com

 

 

Just Posted

Relationships, continuity top health-care concerns for Agassiz residents

Feedback during Fraser Health events showed access to health care needs to improve

Development on the horizon for Harrison Hot Springs Marina

The property has been the subject of a number development proposals over the years

Chilliwack Players Guild brings first ever radio play to stage

An Affair of Honour is based on a true story, written by the father of a Chilliwack man

‘Big hearts and even bigger feet’: Comedian sends Harrison humour to the silver screen

Jonny Harris will see the town highlighted on his small-town comedy series ‘Still Standing’

More staff being hired at Fraser Valley seniors homes

Number of care hours for residents lags behind provincial targets

VIDEO: Car flies across median, flips over edge of Brunette overpass

Dash cam footage shows a vehicle speeding across a Lower Mainland overpass

Lower Mainland teacher resigned after ‘inappropriate discussions’ with elementary students

Tracy Joseph Fairley resigned from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows district April 23, 2018

Surrey needs 350 more cops, activist tells council

‘Right now we are 350 police behind what our population requires,’ politicians are told

Indigenous energy summit includes session on pipeline ownership options

Steven Saddleback of the Indian Resource Council says a session will feature presentations on financing models

Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

The 32-year-old Kisenosato was the first Japanese-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo’s highest rank

UPDATE: Accused B.C. high school killer found fit to stand trial

Gabriel Klein is accused in the 2016 stabbing death of Letisha Reimer at Abbotsford Senior Secondary

Right-wing, neo-Nazi, white supremacist groups an increasing concern: Goodale

Ten people died in April 2018 when Alek Minassian allegedly drove a rental van down the busy stretch in Toronto

Where mattresses go to die

Mattress Recycling opens the largest of its kind mattress-recycling facility in Hope

Canadian stock exchanges to conduct lottery for ‘POT’ ticker amid high demand

The symbol became available after fertilizer Potash Corp. officially merged with Agrium Inc. in early 2018

Most Read