Cart Round-Up event takes place July 30

Adopt-A-Block volunteer remembered for years of service

Howard Noa

The Mission Adopt-a-Block Society (AAB) is hosting a fundraiser event next week to remember one of its dedicated volunteers.

The Cart Round-Up happens July 30 from 3 to 6 p.m. and will see people scouring the community for stray shopping carts.

Howard Noa passed away earlier this year after a brief battle with lung cancer, and he spent years volunteering his time daily, going around Mission picking up carts. He asked for little in return when giving the carts back to the owning companies, said Kristin Parsons, AAB coordinator, except for a donation to the society.

His birthday is July 30 and the AAB team wanted to find a way to honour his memory. Following next Tuesday’s event, a barbecue will be held to remember his life and commitment to Mission’s cleanliness. Any donations collected that day will be given to Noa’s other favourite group, Valley Christian School.

To help out, call Kristin at 604-832-6361 or send an email to The AAB office is located at 7229 Mershon St., next to Mission Recycling.

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