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For the third year in a row Christ Church has sponsored and hosted a community dinner for the Harvesters in the Meaford community.  This year’s dinner was well attended and by all accounts was a resounding success.

Around 300 souls gathered to have a Caribbean meal; enjoy a steel pan orchestra, and dance to island music. The main goal of the event is to show appreciation for the work the harvesters do in this community. Most of the 900 harvesters in the surrounding area come every year from other far away communities in countries like Jamaica Mexico and other Caribbean islands.  The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) was started 51 years ago, some of the retired Harvesters came to help with the harvest for as much as 40 years. Nathaniel (shown in picture 1) who entertained the crowd with his rendition of a Tom Jones song has been coming to local farm and country store “Grandma Lambe’s  for 37 years.harvesters2017 1

The dinner was organised by a small committee and financially seeded by the Brotherhood of Anglican Churches (BAC). There was money and in kind support from 15 local businesses, a grant was also  awarded to the event by the Meaford municipality. 

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The whole affair was provided at no cost to those who attended but donations were accepted.  The financial tally from those donations at the end of the night indicated how much appreciation the local community have for the harvesters.  Money garnered from the event this year will be used to start a fund to benefit the harvesters here and in their communities back home.

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After this year’s success it’s evident that this dinner will become an annual tradition in Meaford.    



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There is an urgent need to add singers to our choir.  You do not have to be able to read music, you just have to enjoy singing.  A number of members learn their parts by rote at rehearsals.  This method of learning parts is very common in many church choirs.  We now rehearse Friday afternoons at 1:00 pm, which avoids evening rehearsals.  Extra rehearsals, to firm up parts for special events, are sometimes required.  We need sopranos, altos, tenors and basses.  Come out and give it a try!  We're a fun bunch!