The Interact Club of Golden is working hard to send turkey dinners to families in need this Christmas. Pictured are two members of the club Claire Fraizer (left) and Kelsey Liska (Right). Keri Sculland/Star Photo

Golden Interact Club gets into Christmas spirit

The Interact Club of Golden is making an annual tradition out of its Anti-Grinch Project.

The Interact Club of Golden is making an annual tradition out of its Anti-Grinch Project.

With the holidays fast approaching, the group of youths are preparing to send turkey dinners to families and people in need this Christmas Eve. “I always love doing things for the community, and getting to know people,” Interact member Kelsey Liska explained about why the events they plan are so special.

The annual project aims to provide cooked turkey dinners for local families. Members of the community are invited to sponsor the dinners, and nominate those who deserve a home cooked meal this season. Then, the students take on all the hard work to cook the turkeys and prepare the stuffing, potatoes, gravy, and everything else that makes a home cooked meal great.

“This is our second season overall, last year was the first. We had a lot of donations and a lot of support,” Interact member Claire Frazer said.

On Christmas Eve, the students will be hard at work at the high school, using all of the kitchens to prepare the dinners. There are about 40 members who will be working together to provide the meals to families.

“It’s lots of fun, and then we deliver them around,” Liska said.

The crew starts early in the day to get the meals out before dinner time, which leaves them plenty of time to enjoy their own festivities, they explained.

Last year, the club delivered seven dinners, but they are hoping for more this year. The local club stays busy fundraising year round and working on community projects like the book lending libraries located outdoors around town, and most recently, the newly painted garbage bins, showcasing the artwork of the kindergarten class.

The club has most recently been around town selling Voxx Sox to raise money for a group trip. “There’s definitely more on the way,” Frazer said. Anyone looking to sponsor families can contact the Interact Club on their Facebook, Interact Club of Golden BC, or e-mail gkm@telus.net.

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