VISTA Radio stations across the country not only met their goal of $1.2 million in charity dollars in their individual communities, they exceeded it.
Both local area Moose stations had phenomenal turnouts for their individual campaigns.
Algoma-Manitoulin 94.1 FM CKNR – Elliot Lake held a two-day Radiothon Thursday and Friday collecting $16,957 in cash donations and another $13,100 in toy donations for a grand total of $30,100.
The proceeds will go to Salvation Army Christmas Kids Fund.
99.3 FM CJJM – Espanola collected, $47,330 in all, with most of the proceeds going to the new Espanola Therapeutic Park to be built on the Espanola Regional Hospital site in the Spring.
Other funds also went to the Shoebox for Shelters Project supported by Shine, Lions Club Teddy Bear Toss and the Espanola Elks Hamper Fund.
Nationally, as of press time, VISTA stations were almost at the $1.3 million dollar mark.