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.