Home front — December 18

Red Deer City RCMP have photo radar set up in several locations around the city. Enforcement is underway in school zones on Douglas and Pamely Avenues, 39th Street and Oleander Drive.

Red Deer City RCMP have photo radar set up in several locations around the city. Enforcement is underway in school zones on Douglas and Pamely Avenues, 39th Street and Oleander Drive. Enforcement is also underway at playground zones on Inglewood and Ellenwood Drives, 57th Avenue and Dowler and Jewel Streets. Police are also checking out traffic corridors on 49th and 50th Avenues, Taylor Drive, and 49th, 50th and 67th Streets. Enforcement will continue at these sites until Dec. 31. RCMP may change locations without notice.

The Red Deer community is coming together this month with a number of Christmas dinners. Earlier this month, Abacus Datagraphics Ltd. hosted its 10th annual dinner. Around 560 people showed up to the event, which was held at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Around 350 hoodies and 100 toys were given to children who attended. Three dinners have also been held so far at Loaves and Fishes. On Dec. 10, around 200 people were served a Christmas meal. There are two more Christmas dinners at Loaves and Fishes before Christmas, on Wednesday and Friday. All meals are free, although food or monetary donations are welcome. The dinners are all at Loaves and Fishes at 6002 54th Ave. from 5 to 7 p.m. On Christmas Day, the Salvation Army is serving its annual meal. All are welcome to a free turkey dinner at 4837 54th St. The meal will begin at noon. Over 260 people attended last year.

There will be a fundraiser gala for the Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society on New Year’s Eve at the iHotel 67th Street. The event is sponsored by Kraze 101.3. There will be a dance, DJ, appetizers, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and party favours. Tickets cost $60 per person, or $400 for a table of eight. Doors open at 8 p.m., appetizers are served at 9:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal. Tickets are available at Women’s Outreach or the Kraze 101.3 office. Contact Darcy Ouellet at 403-347-2480.

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