The Community Drop In first opened its doors in mid-October in 1996 in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church hall in Sharbot Lake and except for two weeks off every Christmas and the odd snow storm, has been open every Wednesday since then. The Drop In is meant to be a meeting place where all people can visit and feel included, welcome, comfortable and enjoy a nutritious noon meal. Since the beginning, Community Living – North Frontenac has been providing weekly transportation and staff support and Rural Frontenac Community Services has provided a coordinator. During the first year of operation, the Drop In averaged 12 people each week and today a regular crowd of 25 – 30 attends every Wednesday. The participants help to plan the menu for the noon meals and money received from this is the only source of income for the Drop In. A special thank you is extended to the parishioners of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church for their continued support and to the many other groups and individuals who supported the Drop In over the years (the mincemeat tarts at Christmas are a real treat).