Vernon, B.C. – With two popcorn makers running at top capacity throughout the festivities, REALTORS® and staff from Sutton Group – Lakefront Realty handed out 500 free bags of popcorn during the Canada Day fireworks at Kin Beach in Vernon. The crowds were larger than ever since it was the 150th national birthday celebration. It has become a summertime tradition for this busy realty office to participate in an outdoor community event.
“It was magical to see the fireworks over the water, especially with it being the 150th celebration!” says Kim Hay, Office Manager. “Luckily the flooding was down enough by July 1st to have the fireworks at Kin Beach.”
The flooding in B.C.’s Interior, including the Okanagan Valley, made headlines around the world and continued to affect some waterfront areas until August. Although Canada Day fireworks were postponed in the nearby city of Kelowna, Vernon offered them for a grateful crowd of spectators, including many tourists.
People arrived early to enjoy a day at the beach and have a picnic before the fireworks show. Free, fresh popcorn helped to make the evening even more special and Kim notes that volunteers from the office were rewarded with many appreciative comments.
In previous summers, Sutton Group – Lakefront Realty has sponsored the very popular Sutton Cinema Under the Stars, providing free, family-friendly movies at Polson Park. The team has also held community barbeques.
Their next major event will be their 5th annual Warm & Fuzzy Clothing Drive in the autumn. People are encouraged to donate their gently used coats, gloves, and other winter clothing to help those less fortunate. The weeklong Warm & Fuzzy Clothing Drive makes it easy for people to donate by using the office’s drive-thru service. The clothing drive dates will be announced soon.
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Sutton Group Realty Services Ltd. Contact:
Sandra Vujatovic - 604-691-1655
Sutton Group – Lakefront Realty Contact:
Kim Hay - 250-549-3944 - firstname.lastname@example.org