A South Surrey fundraiser brought in $500 to benefit an international program encouraging a love of reading in children.
The Kiwanis Club of White Rock and South Surrey hosted the olive oil and balsamic tasting event at All of Oils in South Surrey on April 20, bringing in more than 20 people who sampled food catered by Sunshine Cafe.
Funds raised from the event will sponsor seven children to enrol with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides one book a month for the child, up until the age of five. All of Oils donated 15 per cent of all sales to the library.
The cost to sponsor a child is $65 a year.
The program first came to Ocean Park in 2010, with Crescent Beach and White Rock later becoming involved.
The next tasting benefiting the program will be held on May 18.
For tickets, call Clifford Grant at 604-542-0170.