Rona helping make it ‘A Christmas to Remember’

It’s going to be another Christmas to Remember — this year for more Chilliwack families.

It’s going to be another Christmas to Remember — this year for more Chilliwack families.

It’s the second annual event, this year on Dec. 15 at Fantasy Farms on Gibson Road, where local families are treated to a Christmas wonderland with delicious food, gifts, a fireplace, beautifully decorated trees and lights.

Chilliwack Rona is generously stepping up to the plate again by offering 10 per cent discount on all December 8 purchases with every donation of $5 or more to the event, A Christmas to Remember.

“Last year we helped 25 families but this year we’ve increased it to 30,” said Kenny Ray, assistant manager at Chilliwack Rona.

Many local businesses like the Chilliwack Progress, The Overwaitea Group and more have come on board to support for the worthy effort.

Ray said he got to witness before his very eyes what a difference it makes in people’s lives.

“I got teary-eyed last year walking a little girl, her mom and sister to the car at the end of the night.”

The young girl looked up at him and said it was “best Christmas” she would ever have.

“I told her that when she gets older she can do this for someone else. To pay it forward in some way.

“You always remember what nice things people have done for you.”

The local Rona official said things are tighter this year.

“It’s rough times for many families, working families as well. We thought this would be a direct way of helping people in Chilliwack.”

A Christmas to Remember fundraiser is Dec. 8 only at the Rona Store in Chilliwack, with 10 per cent taken off at the till for every $5+ donation.

jfeinberg@theprogress.com

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