On December 1st, Kelowna Chapter Executive cooked a delicious gluten-free Christmas dinner for chapter members at the Lake Country Seniors Centre.
The kids enjoyed some gifts while members took part in a gift basket draw. Thanks to Irene and Clarence for the photos.
In previous years all cooking was done by members of the executive, this year we asked for help from the attending members at the November meeting. So the executive was assisted by the following members, Julia Brown, Marilyn Hurst, Susan Morrison and Mary Hicks. They all did a wonderful job of the items they were asked to prepare.
The dinner was delicious. It included turkey, ham, two kinds of mashed potatoes, grilled cubed sweet potatoes/yams, two kinds of gravy, the second was a ”milk” gravy (apparently an English touch- from the three generations of the McCormick family), two kinds of stuffing, cranberries, peas and buns. For dessert we had a great variety of yummy brownies, ice cream and chocolate sundae sauce.
Besides our members donating their services as well as the item they prepared, we had donations from Save on Foods (turkey), 2 hams by Askew’s in Salmon Arm, Bill and Norma Titheridge donated $50 to purchase the gifts for the ‘children presents and the two baskets- one from Nutter’s and a basket from National with the newly approved GF items.
After an enjoyable dinner we had the gifts given to the children and the following winners. 50/50 was won by Evan McCormick ($21), the Nutter’s basket by Julia Brown and the national basket by Hannah Petrie.
Although we had fewer attendees, we had a wonderful meal and very enjoyable fellowship and still made money, for a successful fund raiser!