Christmas Day is for everyone!
And yet for many people, Christmas day can be less then the hoped for day of peace, joy, hope and love. In 2015, three friends were themselves facing the prospect of a Christmas day far from family and friends, themselves having recently moved to Alexandra. Thinking they could "do something" they set about resurrecting a meal open to all: for the people, and visitors of Central Otago.
With a little over three weeks they pulled off what was considered almost impossible: cooking and hosting Christmas dinner for 60 people on the St Enoch's church lawn. Help from businesses and the wonderful people of Alexandra allowed people who would have spent Christmas alone, or unable to celebrate in a way of their hoping, to enjoy the festivities.
We would love your participation, to help Alexandra and Central Otago celebrate Christmas Day this year.
Andrew (On behalf of the team)
The Alexandra Community Christmas BBQ Lunch is located in the sheltered green space area between Alexandra Community House and St Enoch's Church. This location gives us good access to the facilities and resources of both the Church and community house. The area has great shade provided by a magnificent Oak Tree and is well sheltered from most winds. If it is really wet we can make use of the large room of Alexandra Community House.
Is somewhat limited on site, so if you are able there is adequate parking on the street either on Centennial Avenue or down Ennis Street. Lets keep the close and easy parks located behind community house for those that really need them.
While it is a BBQ style meal, we will have adequate seating and tables set up - there is no need to stand.
Ways to Participate
You are the why of the event.
Registration is now open either ring Alexandra Community Advice Network between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday on 03 448 7771
Or fill out the below form letting us know how many are attending.
By registering it allows us to know how many people we are catering for.
Supporters are people who contribute either financially or with goods in kind, or volunteering on Saturday December 23rd as we do a few tasks to get ahead and ready for the big day.
You are the engine house of Christmas Day, from setting the tables, creaming the pavlovas, to cooking the BBQ, to the most important task of cleaning up, these are also the people that work hard and party hard and have a great deal of fun!