Once again this Christmas, we at SouthWest will be putting the emphasis on Community. Community is the focus of everything we do throughout the year, so why would the holiday season be any different? Our annual December 26th turkey meal has been known by many names over the years. Sometimes we borrow the language of retail stores and jokingly call it our Boxing Day Blowout, though obviously our event is about as non-commercial as you can get.
Like our Meli-Melo celebrations and our Welcome Wednesday lunches, the Community Turkey Dinner is for everyone, regardless of age, race, religion or station in life. Boxing Day dinner is free not because it's "for the poor" but because it's non-commercial. If a friend invites you over during the holidays, you don't have to pay them do you? This meal is for our friends, rich and poor, old and new.
Volunteers will cook and serve the food, and when their work is done they too will sit down and enjoy a good meal. Just like when you go to a friend's house for dinner, you may offer to help and the kitchen boss will decide if you are needed or if the space is already too crowded. Even if you don't have a specific job to do, you can be an ambassador for SouthWest by seeking out another guest who looks a bit lost and starting a conversation.
At SouthWest we learned a long time ago that relationships blossom around a table laden with good food. Whether you've known us forever or we've yet to meet, please join us in community on December 26th.
Community Turkey Dinner
Two sittings: 12:30 and 2 PM