I would love to send out a huge thank you to a wonderful person who found my wedding and engagement rings and turned them into the Lewis Centre in Courtenay two weekends ago. I’m from out of town, here on vacation, and had been at the water park enjoying the beautiful sunshine the Valley was having, when I took my rings off to apply sunblock on my children. My rings must have fallen out of my purse, and not until the next day did I notice they were missing. I went back and searched the park for them two times and found nothing. I left a message with the rec centre, asking them to contact me if anything was found, and much to my surprise and excitement, a wonderful and caring person found them and returned them. They didn’t leave a name, though, so I have no way of contacting them to tell them how very much I appreciate their kindness. When the rec centre phoned to tell me they had them, it was almost as exciting to receive them as the day it was when my husband proposed to me. I am forever grateful to this honest person, who made me one very happy woman today, and I am beyond thankful. You made my vacation wonderful.
Many, many thanks to the businesses and volunteers who helped make Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness barbeque Sept. 11 at Simms Park such a success. About 180 folks attended what was a great gathering blessed with glorious weather. Thank you to Quality Foods Courtenay, Thrifty Foods, Great Canadian Superstore, Maple Pool Campsite, the Butcher’s Block and All-in-One Party Shop for their sponsorship or contributions. Thanks also to the City of Courtenay for the use of the park. Remember that ticket sales for Dawn to Dawn’s first Making It Home raffle series will close Sept. 23 with the draw taking place Sept. 27. They are available at Laughing Oyster Books, Comox Videos ‘n More or at Zocalo Café, where the fabric art prizes, created by NI Quilters for community awareness, are on display.
To the well-groomed, well-dressed, short-haired woman with a nice van who came to our garage sale Saturday — it’s not too late. Both of us helped you with that wooden roller drawer that fits under a bed, yet you drove off with it plus other items worth at least $25 — without paying. Have you asked yourself what motivates you to steal from others? I suggest you need help. You could help yourself first by mailing us the money back (postal code V9M 4C2), leaving it here at the house, or donating it to a charity. Start creating some good karma. You’ll prefer it to the alternative. And thanks to all the kind, honest people who paid for their finds and consoled us about our loss.