Santa Fund tops $145,000 target
The North Bay Santa Fund surpassed its $145,000 goal by nearly $5,000.
“It’s mind-boggling,” says cochairman Lachlan Mclachlan.
“We had less than 50 per cent of our goal with less than seven days to go. I was certainly worried,” he admits. “This was actually the first year that I really thought we would come up short. I was confident we could raise $120,000, but wasn’t too sure how much after that.”
The community has responded to the call for the past 71 years, ensuring no family goes without during the Christmas season.
“I’m so appreciative of the North Bay community, school children, newspaper carriers, businesses, churches and all of the volunteers who stepped up to help. It truly warms my heart,” Mclachlan says.
Previous total $126,960.53
From Knight Piesold Ltd $15,380 Sandra Lefebvre $100
Merry Christmas from Tyler, Nadine and Nathan $250
Cementation Canada Inc. $3,049.09 Lynda Walsh $30
Customers and Staff at Swiss Chalet $3,555