The Avonlea Community Christmas was held on Sunday, December 14th, with the hall filled to capacity.
Jeff Robertson served as emcee for the evening and Joan Hansen introduced 9 new residents (families and singles) to Avonlea. The Community sang in welcome and she gave each new resident a gift bag. Pastor Dustin and Susan Schellingberg led the singing.
Entertainers for the evening were Cowboy Poet Fred Cockburn, Danny Flegel, Amy Payson, Moria Petruic and Emily Petruic as well as the Lascue family with Kate Sudom, Rebecca Lascue, Michael Paul, and Joy Lascue, Debbie and Joseph Amor, and Dasna Duncan.
All of the children made there way to the front and were given a bell, which they rang while singing Jingle Bells. Drinks and cookies were served after.
The hall was decorated beautifully and many bags of food were donated to the Food Bank. Just over $600.00 was collected for Soul’s Mission.
This annual tradition has become very popular and is an excellent way for the community to celebrate the holidays and welcome new members.