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To the Editor:

The Creston Refugee Committee just had another successful pie bee and we couldn’t have done it without all the amazing help we have received from so many wonderful people. Faramon Farms donated beautiful apples from their fruit stand and many individuals donated plums. Ed and Sylvia Turner made 300 bottom pie crusts to get us started. Thank you to Overwaitea and Extra Foods for their donations and for allowing us to set up tables to take pie orders. We would also like to express our gratitude to Christ Church Anglican for letting us use their kitchen and hall. And thanks to Golden Flour Bakery for ordering our pie tins. Last but not least, thank you to all the wonderful people who supported us by making pies, buying pies or giving donations.

We still don’t know when the refugee families we have applied for will be arriving. The Burmese family of seven who have been living in a refugee camp in Thailand for 16 years have had their medicals and interview so it could be any time. The application for a Syrian family of six that have been in a camp in Iraq for over three years is with Canada Immigration and we hope they will arrive in 2017.

In the meantime we are busy raising the $60,000 we will need for the two families. We are very excited to be having a Middle Eastern dinner on November 25th in the Catholic Church Hall. We are hoping that the residents of Creston will support us once again by buying tickets at Black Bear Books for this delicious meal.

We are selling CDs as our final fundraiser before Christmas. Trinity United Church has been given 1000 CDs to sell for the rebuilding fund that has been set up for the recovery from the fire that destroyed the church. “Christmas Eve Carols for Meditation”, played by well known Ron Klusmeier on piano and accompanied by Marie Andree Gray on violin, is beautiful and the CDs would fit into a Christmas card or stocking. The CDs are $15 each.  $5 goes to the Refugee Committee and $10 goes to Trinity United. They are available at the Tulip Leaves Boutique on Canyon Street.

Linda Price

Creston Refugee Committee


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