The Sandy Spencer family is once again making plans for the 16th annual JAMS Family Christmas Day Dinner. This will be a time to fill Knox Hall with people who would normally be alone for Christmas Day.
“Each year we serve a full course Christmas Dinner on linen-covered tables, complete with the good china and cutlery,” said Spencer. “We will have entertainment and door prizes and folks who volunteer their time to be sure everyone has an amazing relaxing day.”
The family is looking for the mom and dad who are alone because their kids went to the in-laws for Christmas, or the single mom or dad who have the kids for the holiday. They also want the widow or widower who want to make it through this Christmas with people around them.
“We want the shut-ins to call so we can pick them up and bring them to the hall, so they can come and enjoy dinner with us,” she said. “It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, the only thing that matters is that you don’t spend Christmas Day alone.”
This year the family has a special request. Normally Sandy’s mom, Doreen Brown, calls to invite guests who have attended in the past, but since many people have discontinued their landlines there are guests they don’t have the numbers for. So, they need people to call her at 306-842-3316 to register for the dinner to give the family an idea how many they need to feed.
The family doesn’t charge for the meal, but any donations given this year will be going to the Angela Walters family. Angela is fighting cancer and has two young kids at home with her husband. She has had to travel to Edmonton for treatment. They want to help the family out as they continue with follow up care.
If anyone wants to donate cash for the meal, provide entertainment, set up for the meal Christmas Eve Day, help serve Christmas Day, donate door prizes, or even better help to clean up afterwards, just give Doreen a call.