Jenny Erickson

Jenny Erickson

Pathfinders help the hungry

On Halloween, the True North Pathfinders, went door-door collecting donations of food for the hungry instead of candy for themselves.

On Halloween, the True North Pathfinders, went door-door collecting donations of food for the hungry instead of candy for themselves.

This is the second year they have taken this opportunity to assist those less fortunate. Like last year, they again found a refreshingly warm reception and a generous spirit among Nelson residents.   “Almost everyone contacted was willing to contribute, and it was really fun,” they reported.

The needs of one family were actually met right on the spot.  And one mother donated a Halloween cake her daughter had made so that the club could enjoy a treat at their celebration bonfire afterwards.

“This is something we want to do every year,” said church pastor, Doug Pond. “At this point we are able to contact only a small portion of the residents, but hopefully the concept will grow and others will want to get involved.  We organize at the church after school on Halloween and go out from about 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Then we regroup at the church to roast our supper over a campfire.”

Anyone wishing to have more information regarding involvement in the annual Halloween food drive or the club itself may contact the pastor at 250-352-6102, or at nelsonadventist.ca.

The club is open to all kids ages 11 to 15, who like camping, crafts, nature, learning about the Bible, healthful living, community service and more. Meetings are from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.