Jennifer and Wayne Tucker

Jennifer and Wayne Tucker

Armstrong holds two days of Grace

Community gathers to help young Emma Grace Tucker, who suffers from a neuro-degenerative disease called Canavan Disease.

Two days of Grace will help an Armstrong girl.

The first day of Grace will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Tucker’s Restaurant in downtown Armstrong to help raise funds for Emma Grace Tucker, who suffers from a neuro-degenerative disease called Canavan Disease.

However, because of the enthusiasm from the community to help out, a second night has been added on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

“So many people have volunteered their time, we’ve added the second night,” said Wayne Tucker, Emma’s father. “Emma is doing pretty well. The new medications the doctors have her on have helped quite a bit.”

The day includes dinner and music at Tucker’s Restaurant (3460 Okanagan St., Armstrong), owned by Emma’s parents, Wayne and Jennifer.

The cover charge is $5 for adults, $2 for kids.

Musical acts slated to perform during the two days include Blu and Kelly Hopkins, Hard Row (Kaila and Kim Sinclair), Linzy Lunkwist, Carolyn Anele and the Janet Bates Band.

A silent auction will be open for viewing and bids, and runs from Nov. 3 to 9 at the restaurant.

There is also an online auction on a Facebook page, EmmaGracePromiseforanAngel.

The Tuckers are holding a bulk meat sale in the events leading up to event.

For more information on Emma and Canavan Disease, check out the Facebook page.

In Armstrong, staff and students at Highland Park Elementary have spent the month of October fundraising for the Tucker family.

Proceeds from three bake sales, three days of Candy Grams and a hot chocolate day will be donated to the Tuckers on behalf of the school.