Collecting pennies for a cause
The Elk Valley and South Country Lions Clubs are on the hunt for loose change.
They will be holding a penny drive throughout the month of November to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital.
In conjunction with the annual Timmy’s Christmas Telethon fundraiser happening in December, all five area Lions Clubs are participating. “We just figure it would be one way to raise money and we decided on the Children’s Hospital to be the cause to raise the money for,” said Rick Ganter, Fernie Lion’s Club President. “Between the five clubs we figure we should raise $1,000 or more.”
Collection jugs have been set out at various locations throughout Sparwood, Elkford, Jaffray, and Baynes Lake. They can be found in Fernie at Overwaitea, Extra Foods, and IGS Drug Mart.
“Pennies are obsolete,” remarked Ganter. “They’re cutting them out so let’s get rid of them.”
Scotia Bank has offered to take the pennies for no charge, providing they are rolled when deposited. Coins can be dropped off at any participating location, up until November 30.