Kettle campaign kicks off

There is much need in Oceanside all year round, but at Christmas, it's particularly painful

Major Rolf Guenther with Jewel Dorsay

The Salvation Army’s kettle campaign kicked off in Parksville on Thursday, with volunteers hitting the key supermarket locations.

The kettles will be in front of Quality Foods in Parksville and Qualicum Beach, Save-On-Foods in Wembley Mall and Thrifty Foods in Parksville Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas.

After December 1, they will also be in front of BC Liquor stores in both communities as well as at the Kris Kringle Craft Market starting Nov. 24.

There is also an Oceanside Concert Band Christmas Concert at Knox United Church at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 sponsored by Grandmothers to Grandmothers with all proceeds of the by donation event going to the food bank.

“We appreciate every little bit of donation we get,” said the Salvation Army’s Major Rolf Guenther pointing out that Christmas can be a particularly hard time of year for the people that require their services.

 

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