Little Red Church light display donations box goes missing

The box has allowed the church to raise a lot of money for the food bank, this year and last.

With a week to go before Christmas, someone stole the donations box at the Little Red Church.

The birdhouse-shaped donations box, with money meant for the food bank, likely went missing sometime between 10 p.m. Dec. 16 and 11 a.m. Dec. 17 said RCMP Cpl. Paulo Arreaga. He said they don’t know how much money was in the box at the time.

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The donations box, which was secured to a post by the steps to the church, is put out every December for those who admire light display (more than 50,000 bulbs) adorning the local landmark (courtesy of Yvonne McSkimming and Noah Pryce-Jones.)

“This is the second year for the wonderful light display and it raised a lot of money for the food bank. A sad day for the Little Red Church and the food bank,” said Little Red Church board member Helen Wallwork.

For those interested in donating cash to the food bank, the church has an account at First Credit Union. Cheques made payable to the First Credit Union with food bank on the memo line can also be left there. The Ruddy Potato also lets purchasers add money donations to the food bank to their bills. 

Anyone with information about the missing box is asked to contact Bowen RCMP.

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