Items sought for community dinner

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Donations still welcome .. Timaru community Christmas dinner main organiser Sharon Mackay holds an armful of donations for this month's festivities, taking place at Caroline Bay Hall. PHOTO: ALEXIA JOHNSTON

by Alexia Johnston

Donations of money, food and items such as serviettes are still needed to make this month’s Timaru community Christmas dinner a success.
Main organiser Sharon Mackay said meat, drink and Christmas crackers were still among the items being welcomed by the committee as preparations move up a gear.
“What we need at the moment is some monetary donations, and we also need meat donations like ham on the bone and meat to roast, and that kind of thing. And then there’s little things like orange juice and lemonade, wrapped chocolates for the tables and canned fruit, serviettes and Christmas crackers.”
She said bookings were already at about 150.
The group “easily” met its target of 250 people in recent years so organisers were advising people to book soon.
The Caroline Bay Hall at noon on Christmas Day.
Among those who have taken on roles for this year’s dinner are Melissa Brennan, who is in charge of bookings, and Sharon Morrison who is looking after donations. Adele Garry and Kelcey Parish are involved with some of the kitchen duties, and Andrea Lord is charged with front of house.


For more information or to make contact with the group, email timaru.ccd.bookings@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page titled “Timaru Community Christmas Dinner 2016”.
Bookings can be made with Melissa by phoning 0204 007-3351 or (03) 684-4410.