Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre drops a crisp $20 bill into a Salvation Army Christmas Kettle at city hall to kick off the kettle campaign this season along with Maj. Norman Hamelin with Mount Arrowsmith Community Ministries. — Adam Kveton Photo

Parksville Mayor Marc Lefebvre drops a crisp $20 bill into a Salvation Army Christmas Kettle at city hall to kick off the kettle campaign this season along with Maj. Norman Hamelin with Mount Arrowsmith Community Ministries. — Adam Kveton Photo

Kettle campaign kicking off in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Q.B. council, Parksville mayor make some early donations

The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle campaign is starting up.

The kettles will be at several locations including Quality Foods, Save-On, Canadian Tire and Thrifty Foods in Parksville (but not Parksville city hall), and Qualicum Foods in Qualicum Beach.

All donations go to local support programs. The goal this year is to raise $100,000. For other ways to give, go to parksvillesalvationarmy.ca.