St. Gall hosts Christmas dinner |

St. Gall hosts Christmas dinner

Staff Report

It’s not too late to be a guest at the 18th annual “Noel Christmas Dinner” for those without family at St. Gall Pastoral Center, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville. The event is set to begin at 1 p.m. Dec. 25.

“The dinner is a fun-filled event for people who would otherwise spend the holiday alone and offers companionship and the chance to make new friendships,” said organizer Rita Hill.

Check-in begins at 1 p.m., followed by a chance to mingle and have light refreshements before the meal.

The meal is served around 2 p.m. Guests and volunteers share a traditional, family-style meal of turkey and ham, followed by a gift exchange and dessert.

Anyone in the community who will be without family is invited to attend.

“To allow cooks to prepare adequate food for the event, individuals and couples are encouraged to solicit an invitation to the dinner,” Hill said. “Personal invitations are issued to all who request one.”

To request an invitation, contact Hill, event coordinator, at 783-9908 or

Required information to receive an invitation include name, address and phone number.

Transportation is available for those who need it.