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Okanagan RCMP family preparing to light huge star on local mountain

Lake Country Star
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A star will be lit above Lake Country this week as part of an annual tradition that started during the COVID pandemic.

Lake Country RCMP Const. Kerri Parish and her children, Mitchell and Jake, will be lighting the Lake Country Star late in the afternoon on Friday, Dec. 1, according to an RCMP media release. It's in an effort to draw attention and collect donations for the RCMP's Cram the Cruiser event for the local food bank on Saturday.

Mitchell and Jake built the Lake Country Star and put it on Spion Kop Mountain with the help of a friend in December 2020 as a way to lift the spirits of the community during the pandemic.

This year, the boys are also making three-dimensional Lake Country Star ornaments which will be sold by donation at a minimum of $10 or in exchange for a toy donation. All the proceeds will be donated to the Lake Country Food Bank.

“This is just an excellent example of the community spirit, involvement and dedication our officers and their families show in the community of Lake Country,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Ryder Birtwistle said in the release.

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