Holiday meal served

The sixth annual Together for Christmas dinner takes place Thursday

Vernon residents are reminded they have a place at the table Christmas Day.

The sixth annual Together for Christmas dinner takes place Thursday for individuals or families who do not want to be alone during the festive season.

“Christmas is about being together,” said Angela Vecqueray, one of the organizers of the community-based event.

About 375 people were served last year and it’s anticipated that could climb to 425 this year.

Besides the meal, there will be entertainment, crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.

“We had about 20 to 30 children last year, mostly toddlers,” said organizer Ron Birch.

The dinner will be held at the St. James Parish Hall (St. James School), with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. and the meal at 4 p.m.

Anyone needing a ride to the dinner or wanting a meal delivered to them can call Jae at 250-546-9007.