Sunday August 6th Inverness County Cares (ICC) hosted their 4th annual pizza sale in aid of the St Charles Lwanga Secondary School in Nairobi, Kenya.
A sincere thank you, to Ted and Hermina Van Zutphen who opened their beautiful home to Inverness County Cares for our pizza sale. Both Ted and Hermina have worked tirelessly to make this happen. Ted stood at the pizza oven for hours in the rain and had to change his clothes 3 times because of the torrential rain. Hermina worked many hours organizing the purchase of supplies and set up of the working area and workers. A very special thank you to Ted and Hermina who also donate all the supplies needed for the pizzas….for four years.
Thank you to our regular ICC members and our auxiliary members who show up when we need a powerful workforce. Approximately 40 people came out to help despite the fact August 6 was part of the Port Hood Chestico Days festival. All ages gladly participated and gave their time to ensure St Charles Lwanga Secondary School children have access to food, shelter and education.
A big thank you to the Bank of Nova Scotia for their sponsorship. We certainly appreciate the donation. Thank you to the Hawk Radio and our newspapers The Inverness Oran, The Port Hawkesbury Reporter and the Cape Breton Post who so generously share our story and provided publicity. Thank you to the Clove Hitch Restaurant and Bistro for their support during crust making which was so crucial and made the process much more efficient.
Thank you to our local people…and those far away, who bought pizzas and donated money to our cause. We appreciate your support so very much.
Despite the heavy rain, cancellation of the boat parade and fireworks (events which bring people in) the sale was very successful. ICC members and supporters are breathing a sigh of relief but are experiencing a high thinking of all that was accomplished.