THUNDER BAY – A tradition in Thunder Bay for the past twenty-four years continued today with a Christmas Dinner served to one and all at the Valhalla Inn. The tasty turkey dinner, complete with all the trimmings, dessert, Santa Claus pictures for one and all and presents for the children brought people from across the city together for some well deserved holiday cheer.
This year the Valhalla Inn and staff prepared the feast for the Salvation Army as they have for the past twenty-four years.
The dinner served in the beautiful ballroom at the hotel gave everyone an extra special feeling for the holiday.
The hard work needed to put this annual event together is large, the staff at the Valhalla Inn and the Salvation Army volunteers resulted in a real bounty of smiles and goodwill for the season.
The meal and the atmosphere were top notch.
There were balloon animals for the children and a long line up of happy well behaved children waiting for their little treat.
There was also a very well thought out gift sharing. Parents were able to go in and choose some special age-specific toys for their children at the event.
Santa Claus was on hand for pictures, and the families got to take home some beautiful colour pictures as priceless memories.
This is the kind of event that shows off the best of Thunder Bay. People from across the city came together in the spirit of the holiday season and were able to experience a very pleasant afternoon complete with live music from the choir, and a fantastic meal and atmosphere as well.
Across the city over the holiday season, there are Salvation Army volunteers at the familiar red kettles collecting money to help those in need here in our city. Based on the smiles today from so many people, those donations were well spent.