A March 10 fire destroyed Gelateria Italia & Coffee Shop on Marine Drive.

Community comes together to help gelato shop family

Potluck, silent auction this Saturday to support owners of Marine Drive business lost in March 10 blaze.

A community potluck is planned for this weekend to support a Peninsula family that lost their waterfront business in a fire earlier this year.

The event, organized by Marine Drive resident Christy Fox, is set for this Saturday (June 13) at White Rock Community Church, and will include food and a silent auction, featuring items donated by local residents and businesses.

Funds raised by the auction will go to the Dos Santos family, owners of Gelateria Italia & Coffee Shop on Marine Drive, which was destroyed after a dramatic fire – later deemed accidental – ripped through the building in the early morning hours of March 10.

Two weeks after the blaze, Jose and Eliete Dos Santos told Peace Arch News they were hoping to reopen for the summer at another waterfront location.

However, according to Fox, the family has yet to find a place to relocate their business, and are still in the midst of dealing with a “complex” insurance claim.

Fox said the response to the gathering so far has been “really good.”

Saturday’s event kicks off at 5 p.m. at 15280 Pacific Ave. To find out more, or to donate an item for auction, call Fox at 604-789-1049.

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