Saturday, July 27, 2013
The 2013 edition of The Daily News Christmas Cheer Fund is off and running.
Yes, it’s the earliest start in the fund’s 12-year history, and what a start it is!
As you likely are aware, the local Walmart held its Grand Opening on Friday as it officially became a Supercentre, featuring 142,000 square feet of shopping goodness.
During the opening ceremonies, Walmart manager Tim Labermeyer presented your Christmas Cheer Fund with a cheque for $10,000. Accepting on behalf of the fund were Jenn Rensch, one of the smiling elves around here when ’tis the season, and Rick Major, The Daily News’ director of reader sales and services.
The local Walmart store under Labermeyer’s management is a longtime supporter of the Christmas Cheer Fund. In fact, over the past six years, Walmart, its associates and its customers have donated more than $35,500 to the fund.
The party continues at Walmart today, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with face-painting, live music, refreshments and samples.
Meanwhile, don’t forget that the fund accepts applications from Thursday through Sept. 30. If you are involved with a registered charity in the area that would like to share in the fund, just visit The Daily News’ website (www.kamloopsnews.ca), click on the Christmas Cheer Fund logo and follow the instructions.
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