Ready to roll
The Ashby family was first in line at the registration table for the walk-a-thon around the park and town at the 2nd annual Mountain Family Fun Market Day, hosted by the House of Lazarus (HOL) on Sat., May 27, at Mountain Memorial Park. Carruthers photo
MOUNTAIN – The mosquitoes were uninvited guests at the early 10 a.m. start but neither they nor the warm day deterred the participants at the 2nd annual Mountain Family Fun Market Day, hosted by the House of Lazarus (HOL) on Sat., May 27 at Mountain Memorial Park. Several vendors were set up with tables under tents ready for marketing their services or products.
According to the follow-up HOL press release: “The HOL’s Every Plate Full campaign, through Food Banks Canada, has now surpassed the $3,000 mark thanks to pledges from those who participated in the walk-a-thon during the event. Attendees brought hundreds of items of food for the HOL Food Bank and monetary donations to assist with outreach programming. Every single month, over 100 local families access the HOL Food Bank. Thanks to all those who make it possible for the HOL to continue doing essential work in the community.”
In an email update from HOL Executive Assistant Janet Carkner, “as part of our Every Plate Full Campaign over $3,000 and 1,029.10 lbs of food were taken in.”