Trail Rotary Club President, Richard Fish presented the giant cheque for over $5,000 to spiritual leaders Nathanael and Jessica Hoeft of the local Salvation Army along with Rotarians Ardith White, Lana Rodlie, Mike Patterson, Peter Morganthaler and Jan Morton. (Photo submitted)

Trail Rotary Club President, Richard Fish presented the giant cheque for over $5,000 to spiritual leaders Nathanael and Jessica Hoeft of the local Salvation Army along with Rotarians Ardith White, Lana Rodlie, Mike Patterson, Peter Morganthaler and Jan Morton. (Photo submitted)

Trail Rotary Carol Festival raises record amount

The annual Christmas performances were on stage at the Bailey on Dec. 12

Music and song at the Bailey Theatre rang in $5,000 for the Trail Salvation Army Christmas appeal last week.

That is, by far, the largest amount ever raised in the 36-year history of the Rotary Carol Festival, which took place on Wednesday.

“Trail is a great community that knows how to pull together to support those in our midst who are in need,” says Trail Rotary Club President Richard Fish. “Not only at Christmas, when the need is felt most, but all year round.”

Rotary pays for the advertising and the use of the Bailey Theatre is donated by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, so all the money donated at the Carol Festival goes to help people.

The Maple Leaf Band led by Joe Fuoco plus St. Michael’s School Choir, Trail Harmony Choir, Kootenay Women’s Ensemble, Kootenay Men’s Choir, Rossland Glee Choir, Twin Rivers Community Choir and the Salvation Army choir provided an enjoyable evening of top-quality Christmas music to get everyone into the spirit of the season.