Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Caroling For A Cause a success

The first annual in Penticton serves as fundraiser for various charities

The first annual Caroling For A Cause fundraiser put on by the South Okanagan Grandmothers For Africa centred around Nanaimo Square, happened Nov. 23.

Our partner, the Downtown Penticton Association put on a wonderful Tree Lighting Festival which brought out the citizens of Penticton to enjoy the singing, support the dry grad fundraiser and shop the Main Street open houses. Children had fun decorating gingerbread cookies and dropping off their letters to Santa.

Special thanks to the singers and musicians for their participation: the Princess Margaret theatre troupe, Skaha Lake Middle School, the Wednesday walkers’ choir and the grannie singers.

Monies raised by Grandmothers for Africa will assist the Meals On Wheels School Breakfast Clubs and the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

The event ended with the tree lighting count down by the mayor and Santa after the singing of Silver Bells led by Judi Ritcey.

Thanks to all who supported and enjoyed this evening. Hope to see you all next year!

Corinne Durston

For the S.O. Grandmothers for Africa