Youth organization benefits from fundraiser

A fundraising initiative on March 8 was a great success for the Summerland Asset Development Initiative.

A fundraising initiative on March 8 was a great success for the Summerland Asset Development Initiative.

The event, at Zias Stonehouse Restaurant, featured a dinner and entertainment.

Some of the entertainers included Corwin Shanner and Sophie Ferlizza on the piano, Tianna Ferlizza, and Groundswell with Justin Weib, Brad Riemer and Phil D’Aust.

There were also 11 students from SADI serving the food, bring out coffee and tea and making sure everyone had everything they needed.

In addition, there was also a live and silent auction with items donated by businesses in Summerland and Penticton and a 50/50 draw whose winner donated the winnings back to the youth organization.

The fundraiser brought in just over $8,200.

The staff, board and students at SADI are thankful to our community for their support of young people and for the generosity of Claude and Shannon Ferlizza of Zias Stonehouse Restaurant for providing the food, building and their staff for this event.