Chance for $1,000 grocery spree

By the way, did you hear:

• Wendy Mitton and Danielle Strom want to give you $1,000 in free groceries. The two Royal Lepage Duncan Realty-Lake Cowichan realtors are selling tickets for the Grocery Grab which happens Dec. 16 at Country Grocer in Lake Cowichan. Contestants will compete in an elimination round answering questions referencing grocery brands, products and uses. Three will then move to the final round and a chance at the free groceries. Tickets are 10 at Royal LePage Lake Cowichan, Country Grocer Lake Cowichan and Royal Lepage Duncan. Proceeds benefit the Somenos Transition House where women and children can escape violence and abuse.

• Teacher sponsor Nancy Henry and Chemainus Secondary School students Aislinn Cottell, Rachel Bocking, Kayla Carlson, Rachel Boudreau, Chelsea Quist, Victoria Morgan, Claire Saunders and Mackey Singh were on hand recently to accept $2,945 from BC Hydro’s Jennifer Callighan. The school will be putting the money toward energy-efficient power bars for computer labs and upgrading washrooms with hand dryers and sensor taps with the helping hand of SD79’s energy expert Brian Branting.

• For hard work and dependability at Christmas, Cobble Hill Country Grocer senior bakery clerk Karen Underwood ranks just behind Santa. Underwood’s trademark gingerbread village will be back at the store for the thirteenth year, starting Dec. 1. Country Grocer director Peter Cavin tells us the village will be dismantled just before Christmas and delivered to organizations such as Cowichan District Hospital, Cowichan Lodge, Sherwood House, Sun Ridge Place, Gate House, Wedgewood House, Cairnsmore and others for a tasty treat.

• Grant M. Waldman of the West Coast Men’s Support Society is inviting men to join him in standing with women in solidarity to say “We will no longer tolerate men’s violence against women”! during a 6 p.m. Dec. 6 gathering at Duncan United Church marking National Day of Remembrance & Action on Men’s Violence Against Women.

• Gerry Giles tells us via Twitter that Barb Truswell was elected to the board of the Cobble Hill Farmers Institute for a one-year term. Elected for two-year terms were Dave Bilkoski, Jennifer Symons, Bill Wikkerink and James Clark.

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