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 pracatical 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.