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.
BREAKING: A truck has hit a school bus carrying 47 secondary school students in Locksley this morning.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons A grade netball team has fallen agonisingly short of winning the 2015 Ovens and Murray Premiership against Wodonga after staging a great final quarter fightback.
There is a new police sergeant in Mooroopna and his name is Gerard Warrin.
THE 52nd annual Elmore Field Days are back with a bang this week.
ROCHESTER Historical and Pioneer Society boasts one of the finest local history museums in country Victoria.
Bombers prepare for GVFL Grand Final
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Volunteers of the two-legged and four-legged variety gathered in Deniliquin on September 18 for a Deniliquin Riding for the Disabled Association branch training day.
The Resource Manager for northern Victoria today announced increased seasonal allocations in the Murray, Goulburn, Broken and Loddon irrigation systems.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.