Brend Lee Cherry-Tapper, right, hands Olga Horaska a doantion of $400 to the Sylvan Lake Food Bank after the community-wide charity yard sale on July 28. Ten homes in the Willow springs community participated in the yard sale. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Community-wide yard sale raises money for Sylvan Lake Food Bank

The yard sale raised money and accepted food donations for the Sylvan Lake Food Bank on July 28.

The community of Willow Springs came together over the weekend to raise money and food donations for the Sylvan Lake Food Bank.

A community-wide yard sale was organized by Brenda Lee Cherry-Tapper with 10 homes in the community participating.

Each home gave a minimum donation of $20 to participate in the yard sale, and also accepted non-perishable food donations.

Some of the homes also collected extra monetary donations for the food bank.

In total, $400 was raised and donated to the Sylvan Lake Food Bank on July 28.

Olga Horaska, a representative of the food bank, was present to accept the donations.

“This will go a long way to helping a lot of people,” she said.

This was the first year Cherry-Tapper had held a community yard sale for charity in Sylvan Lake. As such, she was unsure what the out come would look like, but said any little bit would help.

With this being the first year, Cherry-Tapper hopes in the coming years more people in the neighbourhood will be willing to join.

“I hope next year more people will see what we are doing and what we have done and join us,” Cherry-Tapper said.

The event went well, and the participants said they had many people stop by throughout the day.

Overall, Cherry-Tapper is calling the first community-wide charity yard sale a success, and believes it will grow more and more each year.

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