I just wanted to add, that while the Covid-19 pandemic numbers remain frightful, the atmosphere inside the CFOS Studios was quite delightful yesterday during our 81st Annual CFOS-Sun Times Christmas Fund Broadcast!
And this morning, from everyone at Bayshore Broadcasting, the Sun Times and the Royal Bank… I sincerely thank all our Volunteers for their hard work in putting our broadcast goal well over the top! With your help, we were able to bring in $40,000, so far, aiding 22 Local Charities in a year that the need is greater than usual. Many of our local charities have struggled during this past year due to the pandemic as they were unable to do their normal fundraising efforts. Yesterday, your work helped them all with their work helping children, youth and seniors.
We kicked off this year’s campaign with an advance drive which built a significant starting base and then we followed that with an on-air “auction” using our 3 Owen Sound services. The auction brought in $3,600.00 on Friday this past week. And then yesterday became a marathon of sounds from local talent between 1pm and 8pm. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we went “virtual” this year in order to keep everyone safe. Local performers submitted recordings of their music which we broadcast along with our usual reading of pledges. Our Broadcast has become entrenched into Owen Sound’s history and listening to it has become a tradition for many. In homes throughout the twin Counties, the broadcast gave people a chance to listen to local holiday music, safely in their homes, while perhaps putting up their Christmas tree and singing along.
Last year, just under $23,000 was raised during the broadcast and we eventually raised over $30,000 during the following weeks. Donations for our 81st will be accepted until the end of January at all RBC branches in Grey-Bruce.
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