SHELBURNE -The Christmas season is fast approaching and the community is being invited to help out for the 7th Annual Traditional Community Christmas Dinner.
Organizers will meet on Nov. 27 at the Anglican Church Hall (auxiliary room) at 7 p.m. and volunteers are welcome.
Local citizens, non-profits and churches have gotten together to prepare and serve a free Christmas dinner for the community for six years now. Known for its hospitality, sharing and caring, this is an opportunity for the community, as a whole to demonstrate this say organizers. They also note that Christmas is a time when everyone is more social and wishes to be part of the feeling of family.
Again this year, dinner will be held in the Anglican Church Hall, 29 Anne Street, Shelburne on Dec. 25, Hank Falk has once more agreed to take on the cooking and supervising.
As always, the organizers are looking for volunteers and are also asking the public to attend this meal. The organizers also need people to clean up before and after the event, servers, food donations, and kitchen assistants.
The event began humbly seven years ago with a little more than 60 people coming out. Last year more than 200 people attended. The organizers are anticipating it will again be a large community event this year.
Your editorial of 17 Nov makes a metaphor of amalgamation and marriage between the Municipality and Town of Shelburne.
Marriage is inevitable between them. However, at this time, this would be neither a marriage of equals, nor a happy marriage nor a beneficial marriage. All reports are that one partner is not very compatible with the other. Some will be hurt by a union under the current circumstances. Hopefully, the attractiveness of each party will change with time.
The wedding planner has work to do to make the arrangements compatible. Can the Province assist the Town to make it a stronger partner in a marriage? Can the Province give a union a better chance of success not just in the short term but also the long term? What is the Town doing to turn around its decay and make a union beneficial to all? What will the marriage contract contain for happy, successful and comfortable nuptials? A lot more marriage preparation needs to be done by the Town before these two approach the altar even for an arranged marriage.
The Municipality has made the right decision under the current circumstances and said that there will be no more courting “until the financial risks are mitigated”. The Town has to improve its situation before this becomes a desirable marriage of equals. Marriage is still possible but a lot of circumstances have to change before that happens.
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But for 100 minutes, Town of Shelburne councillors, perplexed at their neighboring municipality’s vote to end an ongoing amalgamation process, talked about the issue on Wednesday night.