Free Event – Don’t Be Alone This Christmas Eve!

 

Tina Plett EventYou know how much I love people, right?  It pains me to see when people are taken advantage of, hurt or lonely. It especially tugs at my heart to see people lonely at Christmas. I’ve been there.

I used to ADORE Christmas – think ‘crazy Christmas lady’ and you’re close. I’d decorate early, play music and bake cookies… I’d be the one beaming crazily in the store (maybe even giggling) as I shopped for gifts.  And I L-O-V-E-D spending Christmas Eve with my family.

But divorce changed it – took it all away. Christmas Eve became the loneliest night of the year for me. I understand now why some people don’t like Christmas – it can be excruciating for the lonely. It can be positively joyless.

But I’m taking the joy back! No more lonely Christmas Eves for me – and hopefully, not for you either. For the second consecutive year, I’m hosting a free, public  event for anyone who is alone on Christmas Eve. Adults are welcome to attend this free Christmas dinner. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, get together with friends, and surround yourself with people. You are not alone! Come on out to the Lions’ Club on Christmas Eve from 6:00-10:00pm. Admission is free, and all adults are welcome. The feast will be supplied by Pioneer Catering, there will be gifts too! You are invited! Please come out and join us.

Don’t be alone this Christmas.


6 Responses to “Free Event – Don’t Be Alone This Christmas Eve!”

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  1. tina says:

    I am joyously overwhelmed by the generosity and the caring of the community around me. There are so many volunteers! Someone is getting donation letters out, someone is collecting the gifts, someone is wrapping gifts, someone is helping set up and clean up, someone is manning the kitchen, and several are lending a hand and willing to do almost anything to take part! some are greeting and some are singing, and some are putting money toward the costs! Several are sharing the poster on Facebook, someone is writing about it. Then on Friday evening at Fernwood Place, some women will be helping put together a craft/gift that will be given to the guests on Christmas Eve. It’s been such a joy to see how a simple act of kindness can inspire people to contribute. The response makes me believe that the Spirit of Christmas is truly alive and involved as we prepare for Christmas Eve event. Most of all, I cannot tell you how supportive and filled with anticipation my husband Wendell has been. He has seen a new side of Christmas and is my greatest cheerleader!

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