The calendar keeps marching on toward Christmas and for many that means shopping, shopping and more shopping.
Shopping for family; shopping for friends; shopping for Christmas dinner, now imagine doing this for several hundred people, mostly people you don’t know .
That’s exactly what the Salvation Army in Williams Lake is doing in preparation for their Christmas.
One of the signs of Christmas is and has been for the past 110 years in Canada and since 1891 in the U.S. is the annual kettle campaign.
Major Stephen French tells us when the campaign will start in Williams Lake…”our kettle kickoff this year again is at Wal-Mart, it’s on the 23rd, which is a Wednesday, the mayor will be there, we’ll have music and so on and we’ll actually start the kettle campaign officially, then we’ll begin on the following Monday.”
The annual kettle campaign is just one component of the Christmas season for the Army.
They also provide hampers and toys for families who just can’t enjoy the season without help and of course there is the annual dinner, this year on Friday, December 23rd.