It doesn’t get any more official than this, three days before the 93.1 Moose FM-Schumacher Lions Club Feeding Families Radiothon:

“I, George Pirie, by virtue of the power vested in me as the mayor of the city of Timmins do hereby proclaim that December 7th, 2019 is Moose FM Day for the Feeding Families Radiothon.”

His Worship signed that proclamation Wednesday at the Lions Den.

From 9:00am to 9:00pm Saturday, we’ll be broadcasting live from Timmins Square… as we and the Lions collect donations for the Stan Fowler Santa Claus Fund.

Program director Shane Button says that in each of our first two years, we collected about $50,000 and provided grocery vouchers for 400  families.

“You know, it’s unbelievable when you find out how many people really could use some help n our community, “ Button comments.  “That’s what we’re here to do is make sure that families and kids specifically get a nice Christmas meal that they wouldn’t without the help of these donations.”

You can donate in person or by telephone on Saturday.

“We’d like to hit the $50,000 mark, (that) would be fantastic,” says Button.  “That would make sure that everybody that needs food is going to get food.”