The Nelson Eagles Auxiliary is thanking everyone who supported its annual borscht Lunch/bake sale that was held before Christmas. The success of the lunch enabled the auxiliary to hand out three cheques of $517 to local charities — the Nelson Community Service Center, the West Kootenay Women’s Center and the Nelson Food Cupboard. On hand for the cheque presentation was (L-R) auxiliary president Phyllis Nance, Marya Skrypiczajko (food cupboard), Lena Horswill and Pat Hendrikson (community service center), Tamara Abrahamson (women’s center) and Eagles lunch co-ordinator Charlotte Bond. The auxiliary thanks its Aerie brother’s and sister’s for all their help with the event and for making all the pies. A special thanks goes out to the following businesses for their continued support: Save-On-Foods, Ellison’s, Kootenay Country Store Co-op and Safeway.