Auction helps youngsters go to camp

The event was held in memory of Cheryl Morhart and Matt Vollans

Mayor John Harwood acts as auctioneer as councillor Barry Banford holds up an item for sale.

Mayor John Harwood acts as auctioneer as councillor Barry Banford holds up an item for sale.

Mayor John Harwood acts as auctioneer as councillor Barry Banford holds up an item for sale. They were taking part in a fundraiser held Tuesday evening, April 26, in Clearwater Community Baptist Church to send youngsters to SunnyBrae Bible Camp on Lake Shuswap.

The event was held in memory of Cheryl Morhart and Matt Vollans, both of whom passed away last year.

Morhart used to collect bottles and cans at Canfor and cash them in to help kids who otherwise would not be able to go to camp. Matt and his family attended various camps at Sunnybrae over the years.

In front of Harwood is a small table and chairs made by Matt’s father from wood from birch trees that he and Matt had planted when Matt was a young child.

The auction raised enough to send about 20 youngsters to camp.