Potters help food bank

The Comox Valley Potters Club reports great news from its recent pottery show and sale Light the Fire at the Florence Filberg Centre.

THE COMOX VALLEY Food Bank did well by attending the recent Light the Fire show and sale by the Comox Valley Potters Club.

The Comox Valley Potters Club reports great news from its recent pottery show and sale Light the Fire at the Florence Filberg Centre.

Part of the club’s mandate is to help support the community.

This year, the Comox Valley Potters Club asked the local food bank if it would like to have a table at the entrance of the sale and help accept the entrance fee and donations. People came from all over the Comox Valley to buy from over 20 local potters.

The entrance fee was just a dollar, but folks could donate more than a loonie at the door if they wished. Attendance was way up this year and it was a spectacular day for the food bank.

The club donated $450 from entrance fees collected. Another $556.51 was donated to the food bank directly at the entry table by cash and cheque — a total of $1,006.51.

There were many loonies and toonies that helped to make up this staggering amount, in addition to a couple of generous residents of the Comox Valley, who donated larger sums by cheque to the food bank while at the sale.

“As the president of the Comox Valley Potters Club, I want to express our gratitude and thanks to everyone who came out to support both local artists, by buying our plates and bowls and mugs, etc. and by simply coming to our sale,” says Cori Sandler.

“Your entry fee, along with your generosity, make it possible for others to fill their plates and bowls and mugs with some much-needed food this holiday season. We members of the Comox Valley Potters Club are all smiling and our hearts are full, making this part of the Light the Fire pottery sale, so wonderful for everyone.”

In addition to the $1,006.51, the potters brought in non-perishable food items, thereby donating 120 pounds of food valued at $150.

— Comox Valley Potters Club

 

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