Bethlehem Walk raises over $14,000

Annual Christmas extravaganza draws thousands of visitors

Thousands of people flocked to the Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church to experience The Bethlehem Walk and help out the Salvation Army December 10 to 13.

Church organizers have tallied the cash donations from the annual event and will presenting $14,231 to the local charity.

The shelves at the food bank also got a boost as a truck load of food donations dropped off at the church was delivered to the food bank each night.

This was the 19th year the church has presented the event and 8,066 people turned out to see the sights, sounds and textures of a recreated Bethlehem that included barn animals, a bustling marketplace, more than 250 people in period costume and of course the famous manger nativity scene.