announced the big winners of their Pig Out for Prizes contest. There were at least 1000+ entries, with Peachlanders handing in their restaurant receipts.
How did the contest work? For every $10 spent at a participating restaurant during the week – and for every $20 spent between Friday to Sunday, you got an entry into a draw. All you needed to do is write your name on the back of your receipt when you dine out at Peachland restaurants. Receipts left in the drop box at each restaurant were collected by volunteers.
Have any ideas on activities or projects the Peachland Recovery Task Force should do next? They’re hoping you’ll complete a survey to have your say – you have until May 8!. As you know, volunteers have been busy trying to find ways to support our local community groups while making some ways to have fun, too! Maybe we’ll have another drive-in movie night? You can access the survey here.
It was great running into Madeleine Nixon, Shelley Sweeney and Lynne Herrin on Easter Sunday! They helped organized the Easter Egg Walk and all proceeds went to the local Boys and Girls Club. Families who pre-registered took part in a fun walk down an Easter egg-decorated Centennial pathway – but not before they got a bunch of Easter treats!
Remember the Light Up Virtual Gala that was held Dec. 4? I touched base with co-organizer Rick Ingram. With 144 tickets sold, plus what came in from donations, restaurants and the silent auction, the Peachland Recovery Task Force was able to raise just over $12,400 (after expenses and everything else was calculated). Four local groups were chosen beforehand to receive the funds, BEEPS, the PWC, Peachland Boys and Girls Club, and the Peachland Sportsmen’s Association.
“Our Allocation Committee has decided that the breakdown among the groups will be 40% to the Boys & Girls Club, 30% to the Peachland Wellness Centre, and 15% to each of BEEPS and the Peachland Sportsmen’s Association,” Ingram said, shortly after the event.
A drive-in movie night in Turner Park was just the thing Peachlanders needed to wrap up one strange summer.
The Drive-In event was limited to 50 cars, and took place Sept 11 and 12th. Back To the Future played the first night, and Toy Story 4 was the feature the second night. A suggested donation ($20 – $30 per car) meant that $2,300 was donated to the Peachland Food Bank!
“The food bank is really being slammed so it’s a good one to support,” said Rick Ingram, one of the organizers.
What is the Peachland Recovery Task Force? They’re made up of community members and volunteers from local groups – from the Lions Club, to the Rotary and Peachland Sportsmen’s Association, the Peachland Wellness Centre, Peachland Boys and Girls Club, BEEPS and more! Their aim is to get Peachland back on its feet by organizing events that helps the food bank, the community in general, and the groups mentioned above.