A local program just got a big boost from the community.
 
On Friday (Sept.7), Station Square Co-op gave a cheque for just over $3,200 to the Elk Island Public Schools' Seniors and Youth Networking Communities (SYNC) program.
 
“What attracted me to SYNC was that it was hitting two ends of the spectrum of the community,” said Patsy Hawryluk, the store manager of Station Square Co-op. “We could reach the children and it reached our seniors. It was a perfect blend and we wanted to be a part of that.”
 
In the program, students travel to seniors homes to make crafts and play games with the residents. SouthPointe School, James Mowat Elementary and Fort Christian are involved, along with Southfort Bend Gardens and Dr. Turner Lodge.
 
“It’s an incredible feeling just knowing how the city of Fort Saskatchewan is excited and wanting to be a part of continuing SYNC and making SYNC a continued success for years to come,” said Carole Bossert, co-founder of SYNC and Grade 1 teacher at SouthPointe School.
 
The money was raised over 12 days by accepting donations at the tills.
 
“I was completely surprised,” said Inga Anderson, a resident of Dr. Turner Lodge. “I had been told they were trying to raise $1,500 and they more than doubled it. It’s amazing.”
 
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Drawings strung up in Station Square Co-op as part of the SYNC program.

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