Creston Valley Thunder Cats Ryan Murray (left) and Tyler Moffatt  volunteers in the Creston Valley Advance-Columbia Basin Alliance for LIteracy Reach a Reader fundraiser.

Creston Valley Thunder Cats Ryan Murray (left) and Tyler Moffatt volunteers in the Creston Valley Advance-Columbia Basin Alliance for LIteracy Reach a Reader fundraiser.

Volunteers reach Creston readers in CBAL fundraiser

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  • Oct. 13, 2011 2:00 p.m.

The Creston branch of the Columbia Basin Alliance for LIteracy is $560 richer, after CBAL and Black Press joined forces for the Reach a Reader in the east and west Kootenays.

Ten volunteers, including CBAL’s Creston co-ordinator LInda Steward and Advance editor Brian Lawrence, took to the streets on Oct. 6 to ¬†collect donations for CBAL in exchange for a free copy of the Advance.

“It was a lot of fun,” said Lawrence. “Now that we’ve got one Reach a Reader under our belts, we can make it even bigger and better next year.”

The $560 raised may not sound like much compared to the Creston branch’s $69,000 annual budget, but Steward had nothing but praise for the volunteers efforts.

“I can run a great program with this,” she said.