Cassidy Janzen modelled a stylish outfit entirely made of balloons at the Basics for Babies event held Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

VIDEO: balloons and games and music at Basics for Babies in Langley

Event helps Food Bank stock supplies for infants

There were games and live music and balloons, including a stylish red-and-white balloon outfit at the annual Basics for Babies event at the Langley Events centre Saturday.

The all-balloon dress was created by faceaballoonza artist Krystal Grace and modelled by Cassidy Janzen, who twirled for the cameras as she urged viewers to make a contribution.

“Basically it’s a dress made out of balloon animals” said Janzen.

A line-up of Langley-area country musicians and bands performed at the Christmas-time fundraiser for JRFM’s Basics For Babies.

JR’s Holiday Fun Day featured performances by the Chris Buck Band, The Washboard Union, Bobby Wills and Shawn Austin from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Firefighters were on hand to collect donations and load the trucks.

JRfm reported the Langley event raised $47,000 in donations.

Since it was launched in 1994 by 93.7 JRfm to correct a chronic shortage of baby products at Lower Mainland Food Banks, the campaign has raised over $2 million and hundreds of thousands of pounds of diapers, baby food, formula, pabulum, and other items.

People were invited to contribute cash or parcati9cal items, Diapers (especially sizes 4, 5 and 6) , formula, diaper cream, baby shampoo, baby wipes, baby food, baby cereal and pacifiers.

Basics for babies notes that a donation to Food Banks BC has three times the buying power compared to regular consumers because they buy directly from the supplier instead of the grocery stores.



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Basics for Babies took over the main arena of the Langley Events Centre. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Brady, 1, and his sister Mckinley, 4, came from Aldergrove to the Basics for Babies event. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Bobby Willis and Friends were one of several live music acts to perform at Basics for Babies. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

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