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REPORTING · 25th July 2014
Walter McFarlane
On Monday, July 14th, a Kitimat Family lost all of their possessions to a fire on Lillooet Street. The Community of Kitimat has been raising money to support them. Nicolette Boake and Amber Duff are organizing several fundraisers to support the family.

On Saturday, July 26th, there will be a Benefit at Riverlodge with a Barbecue and Carwash. Mr. Mikes is donating Mini Mikes, there will be a car wash, a beach volleyball tournament, a dunk tank and the Waitress Olympics. On the dunk tank are going to be local managers of businesses.

“Waitresses and servers from Mr. Mikes, the Keg and Rosarios are going to compete in little games and stuff, it will be fun,” said Duff.

The event will being on from 9:00 Am to 8:30 Pm in an attempt to get as many people out. It is expected the early to late afternoon will be the busiest.

On August 9th, there is going to be a children’s carnival from 11:00 Am to 3:00 Pm at the Riverlodge Community Room. There will be a Bouncy Castle and pony rides outside. Children three and older get in for $15 and they will get a meal and participate in games.

The final event is going to be a concert on August 9th starting at 8:00 Pm featuring the bands ‘Playback,’ ‘Cam Lutz’ and the ‘River Valley Rats’ who have donated their time. There will be a beer garden and a shuttle to make sure everyone gets home safely.

“Every single dollar made is going to go straight to the family,” said Boake.

“We’re trying to get them enough to make a down payment on a home. They didn’t have house insurance or content insurance or anything so they literally have nothing. The whole community has rallied behind them, it’s been amazing. We really want to get them into a new home as soon as possible,” said Duff.

There will be a collection box at all of the locations. Tickets for the Concert are available at Kal Tire, the Keg, Kildala Grocery and the BC Government Liquor Store.