Whittlesea residents yesterday enjoyed a Christmas lunch provided by volunteers of the New Horizons Church at their last Wednesday ‘Community Lunch’ for 2018.
Christmas lunch provided an opportunity for locals to catch up, especially those who live alone. Many elderly citizens who have little social outings really enjoyed the day.
Lorraine, 86, told Kinglake Ranges News that: “It’s one of my days out, since being a widow it’s all the socialising I get, that’s why I joined this [New Horizons] Church,” she said.”I grew up on Beales Lane in Greensborough when it was a gravel track and used to go to church and Sunday School at the Apolisitic Church on Beales Lane [Greensborough].”
“Years later I moved to Whittlesea and since my husband died this church provides me with friendship and that’s why I joined,” Lorraine said.
A traditional Christmas roast was served to all by hard-working volunteers.
Christmas carols were performed by Ruth Stanley (vocals) and Ivan Robotham (ukulele) whilst pianist and volunteer Alan Taylor entertained guests throughout the day.
Kinglake Ranges News thanks the volunteers of New Horizons for their hospitality.
The Christmas Lunch was funded by New Horizons Church and Whittlesea City Council.