Sunday, February 28, 2021

2020 Christmas luncheon raises over $12,500

The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t slow down the fundraising efforts for the 46th annual Salvation Army Christmas Luncheon.

Organizers say a total of $12,555 was raised, eclipsing last years total of $7,200.

“This year there was no hall, no sit down meal but that didn’t stop Wallaceburg and area from coming to the table,” The Black Goose Grill posted on social media.

“I hope everyone enjoyed their meals. This was a completely new format for us.”

Organizers say First Baptist Church will receive $3,138 for the Christmas Eve pantry and the Salvation Army in Wallaceburg will receive the balance.

“Merry Christmas from the Goose Family and the Childs Family,” organizers say.

“Today was awesome. Almost forgot, we also collected 18 boxes of cards and gifts for Santa for Seniors. That will continue until the weekend.”

The Childs family has been running this event since 1974 and has raised over $300,000 since it started.

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