Delhi United Church has thought better of staging its annual Christmas Day community banquet now that the second wave of COVID-19 is taking an increasing toll on the community.
Church officials shared the announcement on Dec. 2.
“We’ve decided to let it go this year,” convener Kim Morris-Morgan said at the church. “We’re postponing it.
“Maybe we’ll do something for Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day. But we’ve decided it’s too risky for our volunteers. Many of them are older.”
The free community Christmas banquet in Port Dover was cancelled in September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, the event has filled the Lions Community Centre on St. George Street. Gatherings this large will be forbidden in the local health district until the coronavirus is brought to heel.
At the time of the Port Dover announcement, organizers of the banquet in Delhi thought they might stage an event with curbside pickup for all who wanted a traditional turkey dinner.