Reach a Reader fundraiser a success in Creston

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  • Oct. 11, 2013 5:00 a.m.
Creston Valley Thunder Cats players pitched in on Thursday to help raise money for local literacy programs.

Creston Valley Thunder Cats players pitched in on Thursday to help raise money for local literacy programs.

“I’m thrilled,” said Creston literacy co-ordinator Linda Steward on Oct. 10, as she walked away with nearly $350 in donations collected for the Reach a Reader program. “Do you know how many things we can do with that money?”

In exchange for donations to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), volunteers offered Thursday editions of the Creston Valley Advance to passersby at the Canyon Street Walkthrough and the Creston Valley Public Library. Among the volunteers were members of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats hockey team, Regional District of Central Kootenay Area C director Larry Binks, Couns. Scott Veitch and Joanna Wilson and Advance staff.

“Literacy is important to a community in so many different ways,” said Advance publisher Lorne Eckersley. “We are proud to support the efforts of Linda Steward and CBAL year-round and we thank those who made contributions, and to volunteers who braved the chilly weather.”