DeHart and her sponsors top the $50,000 mark

In just three hours, we raised $51,242 at the 18th annual Maxine DeHart-United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast.

The BC Junior Hockey League’s West Kelowna Warriors performed windshield washing duties.

This week’s column is dedicated to long-time local Dilys Singer who passed away Sept. 17. I have known Dilys and Frank for many years and Dilys will truly be missed. Personal condolences to Frank and her family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m., at Springfield Funeral Home in Kelowna.

Thanks a million Kelowna! You did it again. In just three hours, we raised $51,242 at the 18th annual Maxine DeHart-United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast.

With Thanksgiving weekend coming up, let me tell you how extremely thankful I am to all of you who came out and ‘opened your hearts and your wallets.’

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Personal thanks to all the sponsors, RCMP Auxiliary and staff, City of Kelowna staff, volunteers, media, Ramada Hotel, everyone who helped in the bagging the evening before and the early morning of the drive-thru and to Lil Moller and the Kelowna Hostesses and others who helped in stuffing the envelopes on Tuesday evening. The tremendous amount of support from you, the community, is nothing less than overwhelming.

All sponsors, volunteers and contributing businesses will be formally thanked and listed in a special “Thank You” in the Kelowna Capital News later this month. All the money raised stays right here in our community to help the agencies of the United Way.

Congratulations to the following major grand prize winners: Karlie Stecko (LG-G4 Smart Phone, sponsored by Tom Harris Cellular); Ron Halwa (Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, sponsored by Progressive Waste Solutions); Darrel Sulzle (Global Leather Office Chair, sponsored by Heritage Office Furnishings) and A’Lana Rains, Crowe MacKay LLP (handmade quilt, sponsored by the Sew Flakes Quilters of the Rutland Activity Center). Several winners of the grand prizes have not yet come forward. Their names will be published when they come forward and pick up their gifts.

Speaking of the Sew Flakes, the quilters group will hold their craft and bake sale Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Seniors’ Centre in Rutland, 765 Dodd Rd. The Sew Flakes always have all kinds of items, including Christmas gifts, cards, ornaments, canning and baking.

I am away on vacation so watch for my next column on Oct. 28.

Birthdays of the week: Happy 90th Bill Haskett (Oct. 15); happy 80th Charlotte Springate (Oct. 19); happy 55th Chris Gibson, ICBC (Oct. 11); Wendy Weller (Oct. 7); Cathie Lock (Oct. 8); Kalayra Angelyys (Oct. 8); Jeremy King (Oct. 8); Amy Zurrer (Oct. 9); Michele Rule (Oct. 11); Bruce Winn (Oct. 11); Ryan Morice (Oct. 13); Teresa Hodge (Oct. 13); Phil Johnson, 1150 AM (Oct. 14).

 

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