Cannery Brewing fundraisers a success thanks to the community supporting their two initiatives

Cannery fundraising success

Cannery Brewing is extending gratitude to the community for coming to their Santa photos set up and Candy Cane Pavé fundraisers for the South Okanagan Children's Charity during the month of December.

Life-sized replicas of Santa and Mrs. Claus were placed at the Penticton brewery, and thanks to local photographer Chris Stenberg, the jolly two were captured at their best.

“I think it went over really well, we got great feedback from people that we came up with a Covid-safe, family-friendly way to still give kids a way to take their photos with Santa and Mrs. Clause,” Kim Lawton, the Marketing Director for Cannery Brewing said.

“People are really thrilled that we were creative and came up with this solution and they were very generous with their donations in contributing to the charity.”

Cannery will be keeping the cutout, although they’re hopeful that next year the pair will be back in person.

Their head chef Thomas Bridson created the Candy Cane Pavé, which was apparently a huge hit with customers and $2 from every sale also went towards the charity.

“We raised more than we expected,” Lawton said. “Charities are really hard hit through this past year and Covid, not being able to hold fundraisers, silent auctions and various events. We are really thrilled to be able to still contribute to the charity and help with the important work they're doing in our community.”

This year also marks the 20 anniversary of Cannery Brewery in April, to which Lawton added to keep an eye out for exciting things to come in 2021.

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