Salvation Army wraps up another successful Christmas Fundraiser

Photo:  Captain Isobel Lippers and Christmas Kettle Coordinator Lindsay Jardine present Sheryl Jakubowski with her award – Amber Davy/Energeticcity.ca

**Correction – Dale Sokoloski was incorrectly listed as the top Volunteer.  The award he received was most improved volunteer.

The Salvation Army has wrapped up its annual Christmas Fundraising Campaign.

In total over $60,000 was raised through kettles at seven different locations in the community from the middle of November to December 24th. Over all the fundraising campaign came away with just under $180,000, about $20,000 short of the goal.

Of course all the money raised goes towards running the Salvation Army’s Food Bank and Shelter in Fort St. John.

On Saturday they also recognized several individuals for their time during the fundraiser.

The award for top Kettle Volunteer went to Kelly Smith, who volunteered over 58 hours during the six week campaign. Other award winners included:

Kettle Queen: Sheryl Jakubowski at 56 hours

Kettle Prince: Bernie Johnson at 40 hours

Kettle Princess: Carrie Markwick at 18 hours

Most Improved Volunteer: Dale Sokoloski

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