UPDATED: Ponoka Community Christmas Dinner a success

The Ponoka Community Christmas Dinner Dec. 25 at the Ponoka Legion was another delicious success this year, with about 330 guests in attendance, and 30 to 40 volunteers.

“We were really pleased with it this year,” said Val Schabert, who organizes the volunteers, decorates the hall and buys the candy for the event.

The ages of the diners ranged from six-years-old to 92, and the children made good use of the colouring table that was set up for them.

Everyone had a good time and Schabert says she appreciates the hard work of all the volunteers, and recognizes they were a big part of making the event a “huge success.”

There were 325 guests last year, so numbers were up a bit.

After many years, the dinner runs like a well-oiled machine, and with no complaints, Schabert says they plan to continue on doing what they do.

It may be time, however, for someone new to take the reins on preparing all the food.

Bob Hepp, who has organized the event for many years and does all the cooking, is hoping to find someone he can pass the torch to who is willing to take on the event.

Anyone interested can contact him at 403-783-6165.

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Ponoka’s annual Community Christmas dinner drew more than last year’s 325 people to the Royal Canadian Legion auditorium Dec. 25 to enjoy some entertainment, dinner, dessert, door prizes and fellowship. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

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