People came to the Lakeside United Way Drive-Thru with two and four wheel machines.                                Mark Brett/Western News

People came to the Lakeside United Way Drive-Thru with two and four wheel machines. Mark Brett/Western News

Video: Penticton drive-thru breakfast over the top for United Way

Best year ever for Lakeside Drive-Thru Breakfast in support of the United Way

“Over the top” is how organizers are describing the results of Thursday’s United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

In addition to running out of the 850 pre-packaged breakfast bags, complete with an inordinate amount of swag, they topped their $20,000 goal by a grand.

“Everything went fabulously. We had a really fun morning,” said Erin Moore Lakeside’s administration and events co-ordinator. “We were really amazed by the support generated. We ran out of everything. They (public) donated and we gave them everything we had and it was our best year ever. It was our highest tally in the seven years, it was a lovely day.”

In addition to the more than $50 in goodies inside the bags there were another 150 grand prizes scattered throughout the bags thanks to a last minute donation by a local business.

Since the breakfast began it has raised close to $100,000 for the United Way’s critical work in the South Okanagan-Similkameen.

Related: Breakfast fundraiser kicks off United Way campaigns

The event also serves as a kickoff for the United Way’s work fundraising campaign.

United Way CSO Helen Jackman described the breakfast as not only a great way to raise money but also to get the organization’s message out to the people.

She added that the funds raised locally stays in those communities.

“We do it because it’s the best cause around,” said Lakeside general manager David Prystay during the breakfast. “It’s an easy way to get to a large number of people at one time get the community involved so it’s awesome.

“Besides we have 360 dedicated staff that are all part of this community and we support them in many ways and this is one of them.”

Volunteers came from all facets of the community ranging from individuals to members of the Summerland Steam hockey team, Penticton RCMP and Pen High leadership students to name just a few.

“This is my third year here with the United Way,” said volunteer Toni Boot. “I think the United Way does so many great things for the people of the South Okanagan.”

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


 MarkBrett
Send Mark Brett an email.
Like the Western News on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter

 

Toni Boot was just one of the volunteers helping out with the Lakeside United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday morning at the Lakeside Resort.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Toni Boot was just one of the volunteers helping out with the Lakeside United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday morning at the Lakeside Resort. Mark Brett/Western News

Pen High leadership students were working the window washing duties at the Lakeside United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday.                                Mark Brett/Western News

Pen High leadership students were working the window washing duties at the Lakeside United Way Drive-Thru Breakfast Thursday. Mark Brett/Western News

Just Posted

A sign indicating a COVID-19 testing site is displayed inside a parking garage in West Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The site was only open to students and staff of Rockland County schools in an effort to test enough people to keep the schools open for in-person learning. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
4 more deaths, 54 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

This brings the total to 66 deaths in the region

11 more cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a cluster on Big White Mountain. Pictured above is TELUS park at Big White Ski Resort, Jan. 26. (Big White Ski Resort)
11 more cases of COVID-19 linked to Big White cluster

This brings the total case count to 225, according to health authorities in a Tuesday update

Okanagan Clinical Trials is looking at gut bacteria as a way of slowing down the development of Alzheimer’s. (Alzheimer Society of B.C. photo)
Okanagan study looking for volunteers of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

The study is looking at how gut bacteria may help slow the disease

Kevin Lee Barrett pleaded guilty to the aggravated assault of his mother Eleanor Holmes on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (File)
UPDATE: West Kelowna man who beat his mom could be sentenced up to 9 years

Kevin Barrett entered a surprise guilty plea to the lesser charge of aggravated assault on Tuesday morning

A bus at downtown Kelowna’s Queensway Transit Exchange. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Kelowna transit system poised for recovery: transit manager

2021 numbers already show ridership levels at or higher than the projected recovery

Dr. Penny Ballem, a former deputy health minister, discusses her role in leading B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination program, at the B.C. legislature, Jan. 22, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C. holds steady with 407 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday

14 deaths, no new outbreaks in the health care system

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to reports of a structure fire on Valleyview Place Jan. 26, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
Fire snuffed in Vernon home

No visible smoke, flames from area of reported structure fire

A Cessna 170 airplane similar to the one pictured above is reported to be missing off the waters between Victoria and Washington State. Twitter photo/USCG
Canadian, American rescue crews searching for missing aircraft in waters near Victoria

The search is centered around the waters northeast of Port Angeles

Interior Health reported two more COVID-19 deaths at Sunnybank Retirement Center in Oliver Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (File photo)
COVID-19 claims lives of two more South Okanagan care home residents

Five residents of the Oliver care home have died since the outbreak was first declared

Vernon now has an approved 13 cannabis shops in town. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Vernon, the ‘Pot capital of B.C.’ greenlights two new stores downtown

Two more shops, within 240 metres, approved, despite neighbouring businesses opposition

Jonathon Muzychka and Dean Reber are wanted on Canada-wide warrants. (Courtesy of Victoria Police Department)
Convicted killer, robber at large after failing to return to facility: Victoria police

Dean Reber, 60, and Jonathon Muzychka, 43, may be together

Oliver Elementary School
Former Oliver PAC treasurer charged with fraud returns to court

Belinda Yorke will be in court to fix a date for trial in February

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Two fibreglass bees were stolen from Vernon’s Planet Bee Honey Farm Nov. 22, 2020. (Facebook)
Stolen bee returned to Vernon honey farm

Two months after thieves buzzed off with two bee sculptures, public tips led police one of them

Most Read