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There's auction time left, but not much

Wednesday, March 5, 8 p.m. is the deadline - Submitted
Wednesday, March 5, 8 p.m. is the deadline
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More than 50 local businesses are generously supporting an exciting online auction to help purchase a toddler fire engine for Kinsmen Park, and there are just a few days left to get in on the bidding. More than $4,000 worth of items have been donated – everything from massage to oil changes, a catered dinner or a meal out, plus home improvement items, family fun packages, and more. There is something for everyone, no matter what your taste or age.

The unique fundraiser is sponsored by the Castlegar Early Childhood Advisory Council (CECAC), a coalition of service providers, organizations and parents that focuses on early child development needs. They  purchased a few small toddler play pieces for  the park last spring, and are now very close to achieving their final playground goal, the installation of a toddler fire engine to promote collaborative, imaginative play.

“The generosity of local business has been overwhelming,” says Penny Tees, CECAC coordinator. “There is a lot of activity on the auction site, and we hope the last few days will put us over the top for completion of our project.”

The auction is set up as a public event on Facebook, under the name Kinsmen Park Toddler Fire Engine Online Auction. It is open to everyone, but don’t delay--bidding closes at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5.


Contact: Penny Tees, 250-226-7605

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