Well the temperature may have been cold outside but inside the newly renovated Ashcroft Community Hall, the spaghetti sauce was bubbling and people were visiting and checking out the many items on the silent auction table.
Not only did 130 members of the community support this event, as there wasn’t a ticket left to purchase, but the community as a whole came forward and donated over 60 auction items! The silent auction tables were loaded with many quality items and bidders came away with some very good buys and great Christmas presents.
The Community Hall, with its newly lowered ceiling, heating system and lighting set the mood, with tables adorned with bright flower arrangements and matching colourful decorations on the walls. Deb Tuohey and Bernice Maldidier, along with the help of several other ladies prepared a wonderful spaghetti dinner complete with garlic bread and caesar salad, while Martina Baier outdid herself preparing a variety of scrumptious squares for dessert.
Resplendent in an electric blue zoot styled suit, MC/auctioneer John Kidder, and his able assistant, Jim Duncan kept the bidding for the live auction to a lively pace. Several items were in high demand and the bidding for them was fast and furious providing many laughs as bidders tried to catch the others unawares.
The Ashcroft Wellness Committee would like to thank not only the committee organizers, but also non-committee members who came forward to help, together with all the businesses and private citizens who so generously donated to the auction. The proceeds from the supper and auction will provide funds for the second annual Wellness Festival to be held July 18-20, 2014, so we are well on our way.