Okanagan Falls Legion Day includes close shave for some

Successful Okanagan Falls Legion Day

Part of the activities for Okanagan Falls Legion Day included some close haircuts for these brave men who had their heads shaved to fund raise for cancer research. Left to right in photo: E.A. Land

The recently held Legion Day in Okanagan Falls by Branch #227 was a very enjoyable day, among the many activities some brave souls who had their heads shaved raised $1,348.30 for cancer.   Also enjoyed was the colorful and graceful Bahiti Belly Dancers, who performed smoothly under a very hot sun.

To keep the happy family atmosphere entertainer Mickey Spillit from Oliver was excellent. She performed for four hours, keeping everything going, as did the musicians from the Okanagan Falls Senior Centre.  To keep the people going food-wise the branch served hot dogs and hamburgers, which was not easy in the very hot weather, but because of the weather a roaring trade was done in the beer garden!

A successful loonie auction was held, and thanks must go to the many businesses who donated wonderful prizes, as well as the individuals who also contributed. Without them, this money could not be raised. A list of the winners of each item is on display at the Legion. Games were enjoyed including the adult wet t-shirt throw, which could become an annual event!

 

Later in the evening a sell-out audience enjoyed the group Flashback, who will be entertaining the Branch again on September 10.   A huge thank you to all the volunteers who set everything up, ran the event, and then cleared it all up afterwards.

 

-Contributed  by Barbara Few, Publicity Officer, Branch #227

 

 

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