Moments in Time – Photos & Memories from the Lumby Museum – Elsie Blake, July 1, 2022

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In 1981, $3,000.00 was a lot of money and it was Lumby’s “Telethon Gal” Elsie Blake who raised this amount and later appeared on BCTV’s Variety Club Telethon.  Elsie and the “Coffee Breakers Club” placed donation jars around Lumby and many local residents and businesses donated funds to support the charity.  Even the Lumby Airforce hosted a dance to raise money for Elsie’s Variety Telethon gift.   

Leonard and Elsie Blake (1929-1994) raised 4 children: Verne, Raymond, Alexander “Sandy” and Helen.