Kettle Friendship Society members Sue Rostill and Bill Pope plan on attending Christmas lunch at the centre while member Kelley Montgomery (r) says he’s off to be with family.

The tall Christmas tree at the drop-in centre in the Kettle Friendship Society’s office on Venables Street is brightly decorated with oversized candy canes, glittering decorations and twinkling lights.

The tree was decorated not only to brighten the mental health drop-in centre’s main gathering room, but also in anticipation of the society’s Christmas lunch on Dec. 25.

The society is one of the few service agencies in the city that offers a Christmas meal on Christmas Day, which means a lot to the members, manager Chris Keough told the Courier. He noted his family has no problem with him working the holiday.
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