The Ashcroft branding committee raised nearly $4

Ashcroft Wellness committee’s fundraiser a huge success

The brand committee's Spaghetti Supper/Auction fundraiser raised almost $4,000.

  • Dec. 5, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Laughter. The sight and buzz of people visiting. The smell of spaghetti sauce. Bite-sized cupcakes in the jewel-toned colours of the stepping stones. Background music. Colorful balloons dotting the tables and entry way. A colourful slideshow of local scenery, events and people. What a wonderful evening for those who attended the Wellness Committee’s Spaghetti Supper and Auction on Nov. 29 at the Community Hall!

The committee was overwhelmed with the turnout of 130 people – elders, young families and children – and also the generosity of local businesses and residents alike who offered items for the auctions. Dinner tickets and auction items raised just over $3,800 for next summer’s Wellness Festival.

The silent auction had a wide variety of items (39 in total), while the live auction showcased nine items. Joris Ekering and John Kidder did a marvelous job as auctioneers, drawing many into the excitement of bidding.

Councillor Jackie Tegart, welcomed everyone to the event and thanked the many volunteers who made the event such a huge success. She drew people’s attention to the stepping stone shapes on the wall and shared the meanings of their colours: Yellow for the Ashcroft sunshine, Green for the sage, Purple for the distant hills, Red for Ashcroft tomatoes and Brown for Ashcroft potatoes; a testament to our past, present and future.

The food was great, the energy was positive and the evening was fun for all. With a solid base established, the Wellness Committee is eager to move forward with the plans for the Wellness Festival that will be held next July 19-21.

There is another fundraiser planned for Feb. 14, 2013. This will be an adult function, and as it is Valentines Day, an opportunity to dress up and have a fun evening. More information will be available as the date comes closer.

Andrea Walker

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