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NEWS RELEASE · 11th December 2013
Kitimat Food Bank Society
Requests for hampers are in and Saturday, December 14th, they will be delivered. Just a reminder to those who have applied for hampers, please ensure an adult or responsible teen is at home to sign for the hamper. If no one is there hamper will not be left and can be picked up at the Food Bank the following week.

On December 7th Gareen Ball hosted her annual Christmas Show sponsored by Bell Media (I know last week I said Astral – forgot they had been bought out by Bell). What a success and we would like to extend a huge thank you to Gareen and her guest hosts - Wendy Kraft of Envision Credit Union; Lyle McNish, District of Kitimat; Jessie Ball, who assisted for the Children's Hour; Taylor Cross, Deputy Chief and Councillor, Kitamaat Village and Karen Hofmann, KBR – thank you for a job well done. Thank you also to EZ Rock staff Dan, Amy and Nick. Many wonderful gifts were brought in, including a hand carved rocking horse, baby cradle with a beautifully dressed doll, quilt and blankets, and new this year a Lego table with 4 chairs – a big thank you to Jim Ferguson who, along with family members, makes this his annual Christmas project for the hampers. In order to be fair, as we cannot give every child one of these gifts, names from the appropriate age groups go in a hat and one name is drawn for each of gifts. We also received many generous gifts, non-perishable food items and cash from IDL, D L Baker and Bechtel. Thanks to all who dropped by and joined in the fun.

Cash donations this past week include: J Strecheniuk $50; M Medeiros $20; T Campbell $50; Kitimat Ladies Dart League $243; M M Grant $100; S Krahn $300; L Pierce $50; J Pilkington $100; Anonymous $25; Day Family $80; Anonymous $100; K Monto $20; Josephine Stewart & Family in memory of Leonard Stewart $100; L Strecheniuk $300; Luso Ladies Auxiliary $300; Y Vieira $100; Lander General Power & Equipment $500; Park Vision Ltd $100; C Gordon $50; D&D Kelly a$100; H & C Borralho $100; S&L Knight $125; R&G Kerr $300; J Gutknecht $600; Ideal Projects (IDL) $3,740; R&B Webster $50; R Hanson $100; D Comben $20; Anonymous $20; J&E Cabral $120; Bechtel Employees $6,642.31; D L Baker $10,100; D Meier $50; City Centre Medical Clinic $150; Haisla Nation Council $1000; W&P Dawson $100; M Gueguen $100; S&D Burrows $300; J Hildebrandt $100; First Baptist Church $250; R&A Ferguson $100; R&J McLeod $100; and cash collected during the Christmas Show at the mall $190. This brings our total to date to $30,498.06. With still over two weeks to go until Christmas I know we will surpass our total of $39,894.51 from last year. Keep up the great work everyone.

Thank you to everyone who has already contributed and thank you to all the media for supporting this worthy cause. For those drivers (with covered vehicles) and their assistants please remember to be at the lower level of the Catholic Church (hall doors) by 9:30 a.m. Saturday, December 14th, to start packing for delivery – let us pray for a clear day with no ice, rain or snow.


Luella Froess
Publicity Chair