Heinz and Rosemarie Schar (centre) of the Vernon Elks donate $1,000 to Rick Lavin (left) and Seamus Powell, of the North Okanagan Pipe Band, $1,000 to Bruce Mackie, of the Lumby Teens Christmas Bureau, and $1,000 to Alisha Smith and her daughter Jordan, of Girl Guides. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Spirit of Giving

Vernon Elks Club makes Christmas merry for several groups

The Vernon Elks Club is making Christmas merry for several groups.

The service organization recently handed out $10,000 to the community.

The annual giving event included $1,000 each to the following:

  • North Okanagan Pipe Band,
  • Lumby Teens Christmas Bureau
  • Girl Guides
  • First BX Scouts
  • Vernon Equestrian
  • Santas Anonymous
  • Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Light A Bulb campaign
  • Humane Society
  • Vernon Christian School
  • Alexis Park Church

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Heinz and Rosemarie Schar (left) of the Vernon Elks donate $1,000 to Shawna Bader and her daughter Jessica, of the First BX Scouts, and $1,000 to Maria Besso, of Vernon Equestrian. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

Bill McDonald, Susan Camponi (left) and Moe Sather ( second right), of the Vernon Elks, donate $1,000 Hazel Turchinetz, of the Humane Society, $1,000 to Haley Witt and her mom Nadine Witt, of the Vernon Christian School, and $1,000 to Betty Klassen, of Alexis Park Church. (Lisa VanderVelde/Morning Star)

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