Friends of Mary Wright fundraiser

  • Oct. 8, 2007 6:00 p.m.

Submitted by S. Beggs–The lovely thing about living in a small community is that when one of our own is in need, people open up their hearts and pocket books, giving generously in every way. In an outpouring of support for our friend Mary many wonderful people donated items for last week’s toonie auction. The Credit Union let us use their space to display the auction items and a stream of volunteers gave their time to sell tickets throughout the week for a chance to win one of the many extravagant and beautiful donations. The winning names were drawn at a Coffee House on Sunday evening where a small but big-hearted crowd enjoyed wonderful treats and lovely music. A few last minute donated items were sold in what can only be described as a frenzied silent auction. On Sunday evening, Jill Drover organized the coffee, tea, and treats; Janice Holdershaw and Olga transformed the Legion into a flower-full, candle-lit haven; and Jen Wilson organized and MC’d the musical aspect of the evening for everyone’s pleasure. Many people stayed on at the end of the evening to clean and stack chairs. Truly a united effort that surpassed our fundraising hopes. Between the toonie auction, the silent auction and the coffee house donations, we raised just around $3,000. Many thanks to everyone who donated auction items. There are too many to mention everyone’s names but you know who you are. Thank you too, to everyone who baked, who played music, and of course many, many thanks to everyone who gave. Sometimes living in a little village like Queen Charlotte can almost feel too close, but at moments like this, living here really is reason to givethanks.

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