On Saturday, July 25, Ryley Patterson, 5 and her best friend Chloe Gravel-Fallis, 3, held a Foodrazer for the Surrey Food Bank in the parking lot at the A & W on 102 Avenue in Surrey.
The girls had planned a variety of games and Dr. Wilson, their friend from Phoenix Society whose volunteer Red Shirts were there to help, came out and won a ribbon by putting a puzzle together. He also joined them in a Zumba Dance.
“It’s so important to support youth that have such a passion,” said Michael Wilson.
Their policeman friend, Josh Waltman attended with his daughter, Norah, 2.
“We wouldn’t miss it,” said Josh. “Norah loves playing with Chloe and Ryley.”
Children who stopped by participated in the duck pond game, the sucker pull and the ping pong ball in a glass game to win prizes. They also got to make some crafts and have their faces painted, all activities planned by Ryley and Chloe.
But it wasn’t all about Fun & Games. There was lots of information about safety and people were invited to stop by to drop off their old car seats so they wouldn’t be left by the side of the road. Over 30 car seats were collected and prepared for recycling.
The girls raised over $220 and 400 pounds of food for the Surrey Food Bank.