Work is progressing on the Creston Valley Community Housing Society's 25th Avenue project.

Creston-Kootenay Foundation hosting fundraising gala for Creston housing society

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A big party is planned for June 20 and everyone is invited as two great volunteer groups partner to help the most vulnerable Creston families. Join the Creston-Kootenay Foundation’s annual gala to raise funds for the new six-unit affordable housing project, being built by the Creston Valley Community Housing Society on 25th Avenue South.

The Creston-Kootenay Foundation (CKF) holds investment funds for local people and groups, and gives out annual grants to local non-profit groups. In addition, CKF can choose a particular project to highlight each year. This led to the annual gala sponsoring the housing project in 2015.

This year’s gala will feature a multi-course dinner by Demetre Karountzos, a great assortment of live entertainment by Vern Gorham and friends, and an amazing array of live auction items, such as a week’s accommodation in Arizona, a patio set from Home Hardware Building Centre, a pedestal grill from Overwaitea Foods, a wildlife print by Liz Lesperance and diamond earrings from Ron Hurry. A “money tree” will offer gift certificates valued at $20 and more for a donation of $20.

Tickets are $50 each, or gather some friends and buy a table for eight for $400. Only 200 seats are available, so call early. Contact Signe at 250-428-9584, Heather at 250-402-3343 or Nicole at 250-428-4960, or drop into Black Bear Books.

—CRESTON-KOOTENAY FOUNDATION

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