Raise-a-Reader volunteer from Logan Lake feels left out

How gracious of The Daily News to publish a lovely colourful ad on Sept. 30 to thank the volunteers, donors and supporters involved in the Sept. 25 Raise-a-Reader event.

What would have been even better would have been a great big thank-you to those of us in the outlying regions who were up at 5 a.m. to get things set up and then were on site by 6 a.m. in -3 C darkness to "pitch" your paper and to solicit donations to the Raise-a-Reader program.

As a member of the Logan Lake literacy group and a Raise-a-Reader volunteer for the past five years, I have to express my anger and we don't get any pre-event advertising to help make those working at Highland Valley Copper aware of our fundraising efforts.

And then, having raised at least $3,381 and hopefully more, we aren't thanked or acknowledged for our efforts.

Perhaps if Daily News publisher Tim Shoults came to Logan Lake next year to stand out in the freezing cold beginning at 5 a.m. to fundraise, perhaps we committed Raise-a-Reader volunteers might, at the very least, be recognized?

These are my views alone and I'd like to take this opportunity to thank not only the fabulous/amazing RAR volunteers in Logan Lake but all those in other communities in the region who gave of their time and energy to support this incredibly worthwhile event.


BARRIE OGDEN


Logan Lake

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