Representatives of the United Steelworkers Union out of Kamloops (Highland Valley Copper Mine) heard that a few charities in Princeton needed a hand, so they packed up their trailer with food and supplies and headed out.
“It’s what we do,” said Alvin Lukinchuk, vice president of Local 7619. “We pack up our trailer and do charity work once a month, it’s all about giving back,” he added.
Making contact with Ian Truesedell, member of Local 1423 – Weyerhaeuser, got the Community Support Barbecue organized.
Local 1423 also donated $500 to the three charities.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., members of the USW Local 7619, Local 1423 and friends served up barbecue and refreshments to raise funds to benefit the Princeton Highway Extrication Society, Princeton Food Bank and Little Folks Nursery School. Princeton Highway Extrication members Ian Elko and Trevor Sutton as well as local Fudge Lady, Jennifer Bernard helped out for the afternoon.
“Many thanks to the local community sponsors, said Lukinchuk, “It’s been a great afternoon and the turnout has been just fabulous.”
Princeton Highway Extrication receives $575 and $300 each to Princeton Food Bank and Little Folks Nursery School.