The Rotary Club of Clearlake Community Christmas Dinner is back!! We will be hosting our Annual Community Christmas Dinner and Celebration December 11, 2021 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Burns Valley School. This is our 28th year! It has always been heartwarming and fun, with Santa on hand and a delicious meal served.
For the past 27 years, the Rotary Club of Clearlake has prepared a complete and healthy warm meal, plus dessert, for all who have attended. In 2019 we had 1,300 people join us!
This year, due to Covid-19 health guidelines, the celebration will be enjoyed in a new, safe format.
Volunteers will prepare, package, and hand deliver meals. Most attendees will receive takeout meals via the drive up in vehicle option. There will be a walk up option for those who require this option. Parking will be very limited. Meals will be provided while food supplies last or until 2 pm whichever comes first.
We are especially grateful to Foods, Etc. for contributing all the food and packaging supplies for our event this year.
Locally the Meals on Wheels program delivers meals to 200 registered recipients. All food and packaging supplies for 200 meals will be provided to the Meals on Wheels program as part of our celebration event. The Meals on Wheels team will deliver the meals to the recipients on December 11th. This extra warm meal of ham and all the fixings, along with pumpkin pie, is a special holiday treat.
Historically, Santa Claus and his elves have visited with about 600 children, taking the time to ask each child what their special Christmas wish was, they also received a souvenir photo with Santa, a toy, and a candy cane to take home with them.
This year Santa will be on a Fire Engine to wave hello. Elves will hand out toys and candy canes to cars as they proceed down the event route.
Traditionally, The Rotary Warm for The Winter event featuring All Things Warm has happened simultaneously with the celebration event.
Unfortunately, due to countywide health restrictions related to Covid-19, we are unable to offer the Warm for the Winter program this year.
Dr. Paula Dhanda and Worldwide Healing Hands volunteers will be returning this year to hand out health items.
The Rotary Club of Clearlake loves and appreciates the community we serve. Although it looks and feels a little different this year, we are extremely excited and happy that we are still able to bring this event to you, our community!
Keep an eye out for more information as we continue to work toward a healthier and happier community!!