Tuscany & Area Comes up Big For The Food Bank …Again!
Posted by Kelly McKelvie Thursday, November 1st at 3:21pm
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THE VIDEO ABOVE SHOWCASES WHY THE PUMPKIN GIVEAWAY HAS BECOME A FAMILY TRADITION
From humble beginnings 20 years ago, Kelly McKelvie and her team put on a bigger and better event every year.
This milestone anniversary event saw one of the best turn-outs ever, as well as a food truck (eleven-eleven) and an appearance by the Calgary Fire Department (from the new Station 42, just down the street).
While numbers are not in from the Food Bank yet, by the looks of it, the yield for Calgary’s hungry will be a record, plus a large cash donation to go with it.
The simple request to bring a non-perishable food item in exchange for a pumpkin, has resonated with the generous residents of Tuscany & surrounding NW Calgary communities.
It is a tradition that has evolved. Every year parents bring kids (plus “fur kids”) in costume to enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, halloween candy, enter the colouring contest and search for the perfect pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern.
The McKelvie Group makes a substantial investment in resources and time, to plan and execute the event. You don’t have to look very hard though, to understand that it is all worthwhile in so many ways.
From neighbours relaxing and visiting over a coffee, to smiling children and a full truck departing for the Food Bank, The Pumpkin Giveaway continues to enrich lives.
A thank you to our business and community partners who have played a part in the promotion & success of the event.
The Tuscany Club
Starbucks Coffee- Tuscany Market
Eleven-Eleven Food Truck
Homes & Land magazine
Tuscany Sun/Suburban Journal
Farwest Outdoor Advertising
Calgary Fire Department