Members of the Penticton Vees including Ethan Martini (centre) were once again helping out the United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast at the Lakeside Resort Thursday. (Mark Brett - Western News)

South Okanaagan United Way breakfast donations over the top

The eigth annual United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast raised over $25,000

Most came by car, a few rode their bicycles and others simply walked through the eighth annual United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday morning at the Lakeside Resort.

When the figures were tabulated at the end of the day the final amount raised just exceeded the $25,000 goal.

READ MORE: ‘We’re growing every year’: United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast happening Thursday morning

“We made it, thanks to the Prystays (David and Craig, co-owners of the Lakeside Resort and Kelowna Ramada, respectively)” said Marianne Dahl of the United Way, who was up at 3 a.m. to get things rolling. “We got to about $23,600 or something and he (Craig) topped us up to put us over the $25,000, so we did it.

“Just a huge thank you our tons of volunteers and sponsors, many of them gave cash donations of one or two thousand dollars and thanks to all of the people who came to support us.”

Executive director Debbie Scarborough of the South Okanagan Women in Need Society was just one of the many volunteers on hand passing out the bags of breakfast goodies, some of which contained incredible prizes worth hundreds of dollars.

“They (United Way) just do such great work for the whole Okanagan and it’s all about helping out those who help others,” she said.

READ MORE: 54 charities across Southern Interior to benefit from United Way donation

According to Dahl, the 1,100 bags (up 200 from last year) were just the right amount.

“It was the perfect scenario. I’ve done this for five years and it’s never worked out quite this well. We either had a few leftover or we’ve run out and I think I bought the second last bag and the last bag I gave to Craig (Prystay) for his donation.”

For those not able to make to the Drive-Thru in person there is still time to donate the United Way – Central South Okanagan Similkameen website



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Fresh out of the oven, Lakeside Resort head chef Chris Remington brings out another tray of warm cinnamon buns for those going through the United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday at the Lakeside. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Executive director Debbie Scarborough of the South Okanagan Women in Need Society was lending a hand to give out breakfast bags Thursday at the United Way Drive-Thru. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Volunteer Marie Martin was welcoming guests with a smile to the United Way Drive-Thru at the Lakeside Resort. (Mark Brett - Western News)

A double row of vehicles line up for the United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast at the Lakeside Resort Thursday morning. Organizers surpassed the $25,000 goal. (Mark Brett - Western News)

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