Food? Prizes? Sounds like a winning combination! From Feb 15 to March 31, the Peachland Recovery Task Force wants Peachland to ‘Pig out for Prizes.’ For every $10 you spend at a participating restaurant during the week – and for every $20 you spend between Friday to Sunday, you get an entry into a draw on April 1. All you need to do is write you name on the back of your receipt when you dine out at any of the above Peachland restaurants. Receipts left in the drop box at each restaurant will be collected by volunteers, who will do a random draw for prizes!
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.