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.

Just Posted

Darrell Paulovich remembered after accident claims his life

A tragic accident claimed the life of a rodeo advocate over the weekend

Sylvan Lake’s first Habitat for Humanity project breaks ground

The ground breaking ceremony was held Thursday morning at the build site.

Amended bylaw allows accessible taxis from out of town

Sylvan Lake Town Council amended the Vehicle for Hire bylaw at the Tuesday night meeting

RCMP charge two in Leslieville Bar armed robbery

Two men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery while RCMP search for the third

Canadian author and historian talks about the secret life of WWI soldiers

Tim Cook talks about how new book looks at the soldiers’ rich culture that thrived during the war

Secret supper clubs test appetite for cannabis-infused food ahead of legalization

Chefs are eagerly awaiting pot edibles to become legal in Canada

Andrew Scheer on revamped NAFTA deal: ‘I would have signed a better one’

Conservative leader says he wouldn’t have signed USMCA

Dad files Charter challenge after B.C. bans kids from taking transit unsupervised

Adrian Crook is taking his fight to B.C. Supreme Court

Police investigate alleged arson at Toronto hotel housing asylum seekers

Police believe the fire was started intentionally, but they have not spelled out a possible motive

WATCH: Lots of rodeo action at Cowboy Classic Finals Rodeo

Many Red Deer contestants will be competing all weekend long

Atlantic Canada sees heavy rains, winds from post-tropical storm Michael

Parts of Newfoundland were forecast to get up to 40 millimetres before the storm is set to head out to sea

High times: optimism in Smiths Falls, the little town that marijuana saved

Home to fewer than 9,000 people, the Ontario town had become all too familiar with the pain of economic hardship over the years

UPDATE: Man dies in fiery multi-vehicle collision near Ponoka

Icy roads considered a factor in a serious three-vehicle collision on Highway 2

Most Read