Volunteers pack food for the Meals on Wheels program.                                (Colleen Flanagan/                                THE NEWS)

Volunteers pack food for the Meals on Wheels program. (Colleen Flanagan/ THE NEWS)

Christmas country concert for Meals on Wheels in Maple Ridge

The 16th annual concert takes place Nov. 24

The 16th Annual Country Christmas Concert for Meals on Wheels is taking place this weekend.

The Concert starts at 1:30 pm and goes until 4 p.m. Saturday.

Meals and Wheels relies on fundraising to support the increasing number of seniors needing meal delivery in the community.

The number of meals the program delivers has increased by 25 per cent over the last year.

The concert is put on by Community Services, an accredited, multi-service charity dedicated to providing quality programs and services to residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows since 1971.

The concert is produced by country music artist Rob Hess, who organizes the lineup of entertainers.

There will be a silent auction in the foyer of The ACT, which is open to all. Items include a “smart” electric bike valued at $1,250, a night downtown Vancouver at the Rosedale on Robson, gift cards to local restaurants, a team autographed Whitecaps soccer ball, Vancouver Giants tickets, handmade quilts and décor and a night out at the casino.

The Christmas Country Benefit Concert for Meals on Wheels takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the ACT Arts Centre, 11944 Haney Place, downtown Maple Ridge. Tickets are $19.50 each.