A number of kids from the Drumheller area will get to go to camp this summer thanks to a recent fundraising barbeque at the Ramada Hotel.
Canalta and the Drumheller Dragons put on the event, which sold burgers and a pop for $5 with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army to help pay for trips to its summer camp at Pine Lake in Central Alberta.
"We raised $907.55," reported Captain Jennifer Hillier of the Salvation Army. "We have a number of kids already registered for summer camp and these funds will go to subsidize those camp fees."
"There are many kids in our community whose parents struggle, so it's difficult sometimes to get away for a vacation," noted HIllier. "This money will subsidize those kids who wouldn't otherwise be able to go to camp. They'll go off for six days in the summer in a technology free environment and have lots of fun in the great outdoors and meet some new friends."
The summer camp is an annual event that the local Salvation Army raises money for in addition to all the other work that it does for people in the area.
"Last year I think we sent around 20-22 kids to holiday camp (and) it looks to be shaping up for that same amount this year," concluded Hillier.