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founded March 22, 1999.

New Tecumseth Free Press Online
First Posted April 30, 1999

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Running shoes being collected for native reserve children

to the editor,

Posted December 16, 2013

Once more this year we at Ken and Bonnie's Beeton Foodland are proud to team up with the gentleman farmer, Wayne Van Dyke, and his co-pilot, Mary Lou Mathieu, in assisting them with the collection of running shoes for the children of the Red Sucker Lake Reserve.

Red Sucker Lake is one of the furthest north and poorest reserves in Canada and only road accessible over the winter ice roads.

Two years ago they built a gymnasium at the school but put no mind to the fact that athletic shoes for use in it are only a pipe dream to most. It's one of my personal favourite Christmas projects.

I ask the churches and families of the area consider using the drop box located in the lobby of our store to donate gently used or new runners to the cause.

Bonnie, our staff and myself are deeply blessed all year from the continued support of our loyal customers and friends who make the shopping experience an old fashioned family experience.

We thank you for consideration to this project which I point out can help recycle those gently used shoes that our kids grow out of each year making it a green initiative Christmas box.

Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014 to all in Beeton and our area. To paraphrase Huey Lewis, 'the heart of New Tecumseth is in Beeton', come discover old village charm. Celebrate Christmas, it is his birthday. Celebrate life is his way.

Ken Pratt

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