It wouldn’t seem like Christmas at the Mirror if we didn’t get a visit from Austin Morgan and his pal Gurjot Mann.
When it comes to supporting the newspaper’s Pennies for Presents campaign these two are copper magnets. Morgan has been collecting pennies for eight years. Mann joined in about three years ago.
This year the pair collected more than $110 which has bumped the Pennies for Presents bank account over the $5,000 mark. In about a week, two Mirror carriers will go on a shopping spree and purchase a Santa-sized sack of presents for kids nine to 15 years old. Those gifts will go into Campbell River Knights of Columbus Christmas Hampers.
Pennies for Presents contributors who go to the trouble of rolling their pennies prior to dropping them off get to put their names in a draw for a gift hamper.
The Knights of Columbus invest many hours of volunteer work collecting, boxing and delivering the Christmas hampers. Delivery day will be Saturday, Dec. 22.