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Running shoes being collected for native reserve children
to the editor,
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
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.