Poverty Challenge Back Again This Year

The Third Annual Poverty Challenge and Silent Auction is coming up at the Signal Point Gaming Centre banquet room this Saturday, November 21st starting at 7 p.m.  This event continues to be a great way to support the Williams Lake Salvation Army Food Bank.

There will be appetizers and more than 125 items on the auction block generously donated by 92 local businesses, says Grant MacLeod, former School District 27 custodian and IUOE President, who is the chief organizer behind the annual fundraiser.


Food Bank

Last year, the event raised $9,200 for the food bank.  This year, there will be auction items with values from $10 right up to $50, $100 and up to over $500.

Some of the higher end items this year include a signed Carey Price jersey, a helicopter ride, a gas outdoor fire pit for your deck or yard and a portable gas fire pit, as well as some small appliances including specialty coffee makers.  There are also about 50 gift certificates for businesses, gift baskets and gift certificates for local spas, gift certificates for local restaurants and more.

Tickets are $20 in advance only and are available at Lake City Secondary, Williams Lake and Columneetza campus offices, and the School District No. 27 board office.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  You can buy a table of 8 if you are planning to attend as a group.

My thanks to Grant MacLeod, his wife Cathy, and all of the other staff who volunteer their time to make this annual event such a success.

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