The annual Rochester Community Christmas Lunch, open to anyone dining alone, will be up and running for the sixth year this year.ELAINE COONEY December 19, 2012 4:35am
Rochester’s Bronwyn Harris and her organising committee are busy preparing for the sixth annual Rochester Community Christmas Lunch.
The lunch is an open invitation to anyone who may be dining alone this Christmas and extends to couples or single parents and children.
Mrs Harris said the day was not about charity or welfare but about not being alone.
‘‘It’s about having someone to spend Christmas with and having a lot of fun,’’ she said.
Even though some regulars attend, Mrs Harris said this year she was looking forward to meeting new people.
She said numbers attending the lunch were constantly increasing and there was still room for expansion.
Mrs Harris said no-one would be turned away and seats could be added on the day, but she would like people to register so she knows how many to cater for.
The lunch begins at noon with drinks and nibbles and finishes around 3pm.
Mrs Harris said Santa may pay a visit to hand out gifts.
The lunch is held in the Salvation Army hall but is not affiliated with the church.
Mrs Harris said there was no religious aspect to the lunch and everyone was invited regardless of their beliefs.
She said anyone interested in volunteering with the preparations on Christmas Eve were welcome and donations of food would be appreciated.
If you would like to attend or volunteer time or goods, call Lorraine Harris on 5484 1364 or Bronwyn Harris on 0409 234 177.
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