Many Comox Valley residents make volunteering at the Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner an annual part of their holiday routine.

Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner a Valley tradition for 33 years

Noon on Christmas Day, in the upper Filberg Centre

Following after 33 years of tradition, the Earl Naswell Community Christmas Dinner will be served again at noon on Christmas Day, in the upper Filberg Centre in downtown Courtenay.

This event is organized for those who might not otherwise enjoy a full hot Christmas dinner, and also for those who might wish to simply share some Comox Valley Christmas spirit with others guests and volunteers.

Dozens of volunteers will be decorating the hall, setting the festive tables, wrapping up gifts for under the tree, and serving the dinner and desserts, all in the spirit of celebrating the holiday with those less fortunate. It is always hard to say who enjoys the big event more: the guests or the volunteers who try their best to ensure everyone has a very Merry Christmas.

Our chefs will be cooking up the delicious free dinner of turkey and stuffing, ham, veggies and desserts, all donated by many generous local businesses and individuals. The doors will be open a bit earlier this year at 11 a.m. for some caroling and to enjoy some hot apple cider, and then the dinner will be served at noon.

There will be a plethora of entertainers as well. The Great Plains, and Saskia and Darrel will be hosting and sharing music, with guest appearances by local musicians Mary Murphy and Paul Keim, plus a beautiful set by artist and songwriter Sue Pyper.

A note to those volunteering: we will be setting up the hall from 7-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec 24. Kitchen helpers are scheduled to come in at noon on the 24th to get things ready.

For more information, call 250-702-3896.

 

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