Kimberley’s Community Christmas Dinner

A free turkey dinner available for all, Sunday, December 11, Centennial Hall

  • Nov. 25, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Over 400 people were served a turkey dinner last year.

On Sunday, December 11, Kimberley residents will gather for the fourth annual Community Christmas Dinner. This is a unique dinner, free for all who attend. It’s not intended purely for those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it, nor to those who live alone — though those are two groups organizers hope will attend.

The dinner is open to one and all, in order to celebrate the holidays and bring people together.

The driving force behind the dinner is Joanne Kitt and Cathy Graham and the rest of the staff at ReMax Caldwell Agencies.

They have a core group of volunteers who come out every year and tremendous support from local businesses.

“We have a really good group of volunteers and the local business support is fantastic,” Kitt said.

From serving just over 75 people in 2013, the community dinner has grown to over 400 served last year.

“The first year was so much fun,” Kitt said. “We were able to cook and still visit with everyone. The second year people were lined up out the door.”

That made for a much busier time for volunteers, but the fun is still there.

It’s the atmosphere, says Graham.

“We get seniors and young families and people new to Kimberley, who just want to see what’s going on. What they see is this town’s spirit.”

Dinner is served from 4 through 6 p.m. And if you can’t make the dinner, either someone will come and pick you up, or dinner can be brought to you. Just call 250-427-2221 by December 9 to make arrangements.


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