Community Christmas Dinner 2005

On December 27, 2005, our Local Union in concert with Local’s 676, 275 and 523 hosted our 7th annual community dinner. Judging from the response from our guests, I would have to say that this years’ addition was an unqualified success. By our count, over 600 folks participated in the holiday festivities. An undertaking of a project of this size does not just happen, an awful lot of planning and preparation must occur before hand in order to pull this kind of event off. It is this kind of commitment from all our volunteers that I am most grateful for. Roy York and myself thank all of you who helped us again this year. Special mention goes to our hall manager Linda Johnston, cook Ben Mandley and of course Percy. The local union Executive Board for their continued support for this event, Local 676 organizer Hugh McDonald and the executive board’s from the other 3 local unions.  St. Catharines & Niagara Falls Transit for once again providing transportation to and from our guests, Mark Osborne and Marty Allen for putting together an ad hoc jam session which provided the musical interlude and Doris Maxwell and the rest of the community services committee. You all did an outstanding job. We hope to see you all next year.