Fyffe dinner brings people together for great food and camaraderie

Chemainus Legion packed on Christmas Day and leftovers served Boxing Day

The annual Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner brought together people from many different walks of life. (Photo by Wanda Faith Smith)

The annual Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner brought together people from many different walks of life. (Photo by Wanda Faith Smith)

It was all about caring and sharing.

The annual Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner drew a packed house at the Chemainus Legion.

Organizer Esther Craig reported that 141 people signed in and a few who were skittish about giving their names. A total of 150 meals were plated, including the ones sent out for shut-ins.

Hearty helpings of leftovers were available the next day for those who wanted to return or didn’t make it to the hall on Christmas Day and wanted to enjoy the great food and camaraderie.

“Numbers were down on Boxing Day, but still a reasonable turnout,” noted Craig.

“The volunteers were excellent. Many hands make light work.”

Craig added surplus food was donated to the Warmland House in Duncan and, after the bills are paid, any surplus cash will be donated to the Cowichan Neighbourhood House in Chemainus.

Craig expressed her heartfelt thanks to all the people who donated food and/or their time to make this wonderful event a success.

 

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring even dropped in for the annual Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner at the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Wanda Faith Smith)

North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring even dropped in for the annual Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner at the Chemainus Legion Hall. (Photo by Wanda Faith Smith)

There were plenty of goodies to go with the great main meal items at the annual Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner. (Photo by Wanda Faith Smith)

There were plenty of goodies to go with the great main meal items at the annual Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner. (Photo by Wanda Faith Smith)

Volunteers dish out an abundance of great food to a long line of enthusiastic eaters at the annual Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner. (Photo by Wanda Faith Smith)

Volunteers dish out an abundance of great food to a long line of enthusiastic eaters at the annual Fyffe Memorial Christmas dinner. (Photo by Wanda Faith Smith)