Tara Sprickerhoff photo The organizing committee of the Lights for Life event pose with the groceries they purchased at Save-on-Foods before delivering them to the Salvation Army Food Bank. From left: Sulinder Randhawa, Jasvinber Boyal, Satwant Salaria, Amy Khakh, Parmjit Mangat, Ranie Lehal, Sharn Rai.

Lights for Life donates to food bank, Yuletide dinner

Group contributes $2,500 worth of groceries to Salvation Army

It was a beautiful event that had a beautiful result.

The annual Lights for Life dinner and dance, a women-only event held yearly in Williams Lake to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, raised thousands of dollars for local charities.

Organizers purchased $2,500 worth of groceries for the Salvation Army food bank this past week, and also sponsored 11 families for the Yuletide dinner put on by the Child Development Centre.

The Yuletide dinner is a yearly dinner of gourmet turkey and ham provided free to families or individuals who are experiencing difficult times and who might not otherwise have a true holiday meal.

The ladies will also be donating their time to serve food at the Yuletide dinner.

From past events, the Lights for Life event has raised over $15,000 for the Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

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Paige Mueller photo. Two members of the organizing committee for the Lights for Life event dance during an opening number the group performed at the beginning of the event.

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