Sales support kids

Log Barn 1912 using Sundays to raise funds for local charities

Anyone who’s driven from Vernon to Enderby or vice versa knows about the Log Barn 1912, and has likely stopped there.

Historically, the popular stop has remained closed on Sundays but recently decided to open its doors for the summer to donate all proceeds to local charities.

On Sunday, the Log Barn 1912 will be hosting a ceremony to present its first cheque from the Honouring Tradition: Sunday Sales Program to KidSport, a charity that helps kids with the cost of sports.

Vernon Mayor Rob Sawatzky and Spallumcheen Mayor Janice Brown will be part of the presentation at 10:30 a.m.

The KidSport program was chosen first because of its importance to youth.

“It’s really important, it’s kids in the summer that want to play soccer with their friends and hockey in the winter but just can’t afford it,” said Eric Clark, co-owner of the Log Barn 1912.

Clark acknowledges the long-term benefits from sports.

“A lot of their socialization comes from sports and a lot of their social development comes from team sports.”