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Volunteers prepare for burn fund fundraiser in qathet

Public welcome to evening lights and holiday cheer at mini-golf course

Powell River Professional Fire Fighters were busy on Sunday, December 10, setting up decorations for the third-annual holiday fundraiser called Light Up the Park at Putters Mini-Golf on Marine Avenue.

"The park will be open to the public, by donation, December 15, 16, 17, and then again on December 21, 22, 23," said Putters representative Cindy Temple. "This is our third year partnering with the firefighters in a voluntary fashion."

Meaning, the firefighters put up loads and loads of decorations at the mini-golf course on Sunday afternoon, volunteering their time for a good cause.

Temple said the six-night event welcomes the public to the decorated course for an evening walk and hot cocoa. A firetruck will be on display and Santa may make an appearance as well, she added.

The park will be open from 5 to 8:30 pm beginning December 15.

"I think most nights there will be a fire person at the event," said Temple. "It's just a really pretty and fun event that brings our community together."

The mini-golf course will unfortunately not be open for playing a round, although Temple said one hole may be operating. Donations given at the event go toward the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association Burn Fund, which finances burn survivor support programs, including patient care items, staff training and a burn camp for young burn survivors.

The 16 local members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF Local 1298) donate off-duty time and skills attending fundraisers, such as Light Up the Park, to support this charity.

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