It’s happening at the mall

Two days of non-stop entertainment mark the opening of the Sleigh of Hope at the Mall at Piccadilly.

For 21 years, the Mall at Piccadilly has played host to a drop-off “box” of some sort to collect non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army Food Bank.

This year is no exception, with the Sleigh of Hope ready for donations and an entertaining kick-off to this year’s campaign.

Organizers Pat Gerbrandt and Lyn Sande are hoping people will be as generous as always in these tough economic times.

While Gerbrandt originally became involved through the local Lions Club and she now resides on the Coast, she is so committed to the campaign, she continues to arrange it.

Non-stop entertainment will roll today Friday, Nov. 16 and tomorrow, Nov. 17 beginning at 9:45 each morning with  pipers and representatives from the Lions Club.

Musical entertainment starts at 10 a.m. with a succession of groups or single artists performing until 5:30 p.m.

Elvis Presley, Hank Williams and Roy Orbison of the Louisiana Hayride will be in the house.

Another favourite – the Sadok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, with 35 dancers as young as two, will perform Saturday at noon.

Another new act is the winners of the popular Shuswap Idol feature of fall fair.

Friday’s entertainment slate includes: Frank Reynolds, Wildwood, Tovie Green, Out in Leftfield, Jerry Pelland, Country Galaxy, Sue Arens, The Lungers, Sonja Gummerson, Top of the Hill, Adam Fitzpatrick as Elvis, Jim and Friends, Aileen and the Boys, Ken Bell, Shuswap Idols Melissa Wood and Jessie & Daimery Mast as well as the Boot Scootin’ Line Dancers.

Saturday’s slate includes: Frank Reynolds, It’s Time, Al Boehler, Lyn Sande, Sadok Ukrainian Dancers, Accordionists Dream, Adam Fitzpatrick, Rayann, Black Velvet Band, Guy & Country Pioneers, Vicki Wiebe, Abe Zacharias, Blue Moon, and Sharon Dyck & Makin’ Do.

Enjoy the entertainment and support the Salvation Army Food Bank by taking non-perishable food items and toys with you.

Community Outreach co-ordinator Dave Byers is looking for help with minding the kettles at various places around town from Nov. 15 to Dec. 24. There are about 1,000 shifts to fill.

Call Colleen at 250-832-7162 or Byers at 250-832-9194.

Hamper applications are available as of today, at the Salvation Army at 191 Second Ave. NE. Completed applications will be accepted at Mondays and Fridays until the end of the month.

 

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