Bright lights shine out from the Clearwater ski hill chalet, welcoming people to a free community dinner held Christmas Eve.

PHOTOS: Clearwater enjoys Xmas dinner together

Free community dinner held Christmas Eve attracts over 140 participants

By Keith McNeill

Free community dinner held Christmas Eve attracts over 140 participants


Katie Pickering helps herself to turkey during the free community dinner held Christmas Eve. The event was put on by volunteers and funded entirely through donations.

A large crowd lines up to load up their plates. More than 140 people took part in the event.

Daughter and mother Grace and Mihaela Cameron enjoy each other’s company.

Lorenz Ponath appears undeterred by the size of the meal on his plate. Despite the many people with large appetites, there were boxes of leftovers available after the eating was done.

Shelley Sim, one of the event organizers, gets a hug from Santa Claus.

Santa Claus listens as Sawyer Smith tells him what he would like for Christmas. There were small bags of goodies for each child.

Santa interviews Ivy Collins as her grandfather, Ric Ebert, helps out.

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