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Stranded tourists will be missed

Remember the international tourists who had to camp out at a Red Cross shelter set up in Orchard Park Presbyterian Church?

The bus, with 56 visitors from China, Australia, Brazil and India, was on its way back to Toronto and couldn’t get any farther during the storm. The tourists ended up at the church, and one of them was a cook who took over the kitchen, serving up delicious food for a couple days. It was almost made the volunteers sorry to see them head off to Toronto Thursday.

“Today’s meals weren’t nearly as good,” one volunteer said.

But the visitors left behind a large thank you, posted to the wall in the hallway of the church. Each of the tourists signed the sheet with a black marker.

– Barbara O’Brien

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