Serving such a huge crowd at the Crofton Community Centre proved hectic. (Photo submitted)

Hungry horde of seniors gobble up Christmas turkey in Crofton

It’s a tradition as strong as Christmas itself in Crofton.

For more than 30 years, the Crofton Community Centre Society has been putting on a seniors Christmas turkey luncheon. And it’s complimentary so that guarantees a packed crowd.

The Crofton Community Centre was beautifully decorated Dec. 4 and more than 200 seniors showed up to gobble up turkey like it was going out of style.

A total of 235 pounds of turkey got carved up by John Malvena and his slicing partner Wayne.

Deb and Karen Lebitschnig worked hard on the set-up of the event and the crew of volunteer caterers were kept hopping to serve the hungry masses quickly as the food was made ready.

Verla Blogg led the Chemainus Community Band in some Christmas music and Santa was there too, of course.

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Santa, in all his glory, showed up for the Christmas luncheon at the Crofton Community Centre. (Photo submitted)

Santa always has time for a visit, as long as it’s not Christmas Eve. (Photo submitted)

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