Emily, Liz and their host of volunteers produced a fabulous cornucopia of festive food at the Christmas Lunch, enjoyed by over 120 diners in the Auditorium. In addition to door prizes, there was a raffle of two prizes. One was a basket of coffee with kitchen paraphernalia and the second was a box of 9 bottles of wine. Each of the current SSAC Directors had generously donated a bottle of wine for the raffle. Once diners were informed that the proceeds plus matching dollars by SSAC would be donated to the Sunshine Coast Community Services Food Bank, the ticket sales were prolific. Mike Tooley was the lucky winner. Ticket sales totaled $460, being rounded up to $1,000 by matching dollars from the Centre. In the New Year we will be presenting a cheque for $1,000 to the Food Bank in the name of the members of SSAC.

An important highlight of the Christmas Lunch was the presentation of four lifetime memberships. These prestigious awards are presented to members who have volunteered extensively and have shown special dedication to the Centre over many years. The recipients were Val Marsh, Shirley Allen, Chris O’Brennan and Mike Bakst. Many of you may know Mike better as Mike 900. Festivities concluded with a performance by the New Funtastics.
Obviously based upon the number of smiling faces leaving the auditorium, a good time was had by all and was a highlight of the year.