Penny drive culminates Canada Day

Bring you pennies to the Canada Day at 108 Heritage Site

A charity penny drive organized by Jamie Hughes of 108 Mile Ranch earlier this year will wind up at the annual Canada Day celebration at the 108 Heritage Site.

Folks can still donate their pennies on July 1 and she encourages everyone to dig out their one-cent coins and bring them along for a good cause.

Rolling the pennies ahead of time isn’t necessary, as Hughes says this activity will take place by volunteers that day.

The votes are being tallied for the winning charity to benefit, which will be announced at the event.

The five charity choices are the SPCA/Mixed Up Mutts (animal rescue), the 100 Mile & District Women’s Centre Society, KidSport, the 100 Mile & District General Hospital Auxiliary and the 100 Mile Water Park group.

Hughes organized the fundraiser when she heard pennies will be removed from circulation by government later this year.

100 Mile House Free Press