Christmas Fund telethon gearing up

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The Pictou County Christmas Fund organizing committee met at the Sobey Community Room for the last time this week before the annual fund-raising and concert scheduled for Sunday, November 27 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre.

In it’s 42nd year, the fund is preparing to provide food gift cards for families in need this holiday season. The telethon will be aired live on both EastLink TV and East Coast FM radio.

The goal for the telethon is  $80,000.  Last year, the fund was able to help more than 1,400 local families by providing a Christmas dinner.

Pledges can be honoured at The Advocate office, The News, East Coast FM, or any bank or credit union in the county.

From left: committee chairperson Debbie van Sickle discusses plans with Camille LeParque, Danny Harvie and Monique Sobey, who are among members of the committee. (Goodwin photo)

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