Dear Editor:

As recent tourists through your community, we wanted to share our appreciation for the service providers in your community. 

In particular, Chuck Thompson at Fountain Tire, who was so very helpful to get us on our way after a very trying day that included a broken mirror, a flat tire and a dead battery. 

The staff members who work with Chuck were great, as well as the customers who helped us keep a very small puppy entertained while we waited to get the tire replaced, tires rotated and a jump start. 

We have not had this type of service for a very long time and really appreciated it on bad travelling day.

We managed to get home to Vancouver Island the next day, after a stop overnight in Keremeos at the Grist Mill campground, who were also very kind to let us stay in their parking lot overnight after our long day. 

Great hospitality in both communities.