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Couple offers Christmas thanks
By the way, did you hear:
• Jim and Karen DieBold of Chemainus wanted us to pass along the following heartfelt message: “Last month after 40 years of home ownership we had a fire break out in our home at 5 a.m. First and foremost, our smoke alarm worked! Second we live in a community of dedicated caring people.
“The Chemainus Volunteer Fire Department arrived within 15 minutes and very professionally got the flames under control and saved the house. We are so grateful! Barbara Morgan from the CVRD was also on site before daybreak offering comfort and much appreciated direction. They provided us with a hotel room and meals for that first night. What a blessing! Thank you all and a very Merry Christmas to all!”
• Enjoying the hand-painted banners downtown this holiday season? MaryAnn Hartley of the Duncan Business Improvement Area was delighted to tell us the 50 hand-painted, bold and lively pieces are the work of local schoolchildren under the direction of Katie Wolfe and her students at 4Cats Art Studio on Station Street. Hartley also wanted to plug the hard work of the Duncan Public Works department in decorating downtown.
• Our eyes and ears at Queen Margaret’s School tell us Ana Canas Bescansa and Cassandra Marr were among those on hand to turn staff- and student-collected socks, gloves and mittens to Santa Chuck McCandless to deliver to the local needy. This year, the school’s Grade 9 class co-ordinated the sponsorship of Christmas hampers for two families. Grade 12s Nao Tada, head girl Patricia Masur, Ellie Graham and Ashley McKay helped load the packages.
• Kate Skye tells us seniors at the Valley Seniors Organization in Duncan hosted children from Arcadian Early Learning for some Christmas singing and cookie eating. Kai Shepard was one of many students to receive gifts from Santa as teachers Cindy Batyi and Lynn Boudreau watched.
• SPCA Community Council member Christina Pratt wanted to make sure Peter MacCallum at pm-foto.com got a well-deserve plug for his efforts on the annual Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser at Buckerfields. He donated all his time at two events plus photo editing.
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