To the Editor:
On behalf of the Elks in Keremeos I would like to thank the heartless thieves who helped themselves to equipment for our tractor.
As a group of volunteers we work very hard to make money to support the community in which you live.
Our efforts raise money for bursaries, children’s camps and many other donations to help children.
As a volunteer group we saved for quite some time to upgrade our older tractor for a newer model. The tractor came with tire chains, draw hitch, etc. items which were taken from the rodeo grounds on the week of March 24.
Every time someone vandalizes or steals from any volunteer group they are taking from the people that are in need, and the more it costs the bigger is the chance the group will give up and disband, or be unable to show the support that is needed so much everywhere.
I hope you – yes you- are very proud of yourself.
Every year the Keremeos Elks go through thefts and vandalism, which is very disheartening and costly. If anyone knows of people doing this and are not coming forward you are as much to blame as they are.
Mac Watson, Keremeos