Christmas supper

Salvation Army, chefs, team up for less fortunate to put on a major spread

Nick Matthews

Nick Matthews

Some of Parksville’s less fortunate members got a real taste of Christmas Wednesday when Tigh-Na-Mara Resort joined forces with the Salvation Army to put on their annual community Christmas dinner.

The event, held at the Mount Arrowsmith Community Church,  saw Tigh-Na-Mara staff serve a full Christmas dinner, complete with turkey, vegetables and all the trimmings, topped off with cheesecake and coffee, to more than 200 area residents.

Salvation Army community services co-ordinator Major Rolf Guenther had high praise for the resort and its staff, who, he said, do it all.

“They do everything, the whole works,” he said. “It is all provided by Tigh-Na-Mara, including the staff, the food and even the plates. They bring it all and they take it all back, so our volunteers have a relaxing day.”