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Fundraiser in Sundre supports two community non-profits

About $2,000 raised for the Sundre Community Van Society with non-perishable donations helping the Plus 1 Emergency Food Hamper program
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From left: Sundre Community Van Society treasurer Debbie Scheibner and the organization's chair Jack Goodall; Sundre Royal Purple vice-president Charlene Siegfried; Sundre Municipal Library manager Joy Willihnganz; museum assistant Clara Shand; museum executive director Carrie Couch; and McDougal Chapel Pastor Kent Janz. Simon Ducatel/MVP Staff

SUNDRE – A pre-Halloween fundraising event jam-packed with activities for all ages generated not only about $2,000 for the Sundre Community Van Society, but also plenty of donations for the Plus 1 Emergency Food Hamper program. 

The Sundre & District Historical Society, the Sundre Municipal Library, and the Sundre Royal Purple #191 teamed up to host on Saturday, Oct. 29 a multitude of Halloween events and activities that were largely held at the museum and its historic village grounds that was haunted for the night, as well as an adult dance that was hosted at the Sundre Elks Lodge #338.

The groups all raised funds for the Sundre Community Van Society, with food items also being collected by the library and museum for the Plus 1 Food Hamper program run out of McDougal Chapel. 

A little more than a combined $2,000 was raised for the community van, with the Royal Purple contributing $980, the museum another $552 and the library providing an additional $474.

The Sundre Community Van Society is endeavouring to raise enough funds to replace the organization's bus, while Pastor Kent Janz of McDougal Chapel told the Albertan late this summer that the size of food hampers had been growing. 



Simon Ducatel

About the Author: Simon Ducatel

Simon Ducatel joined Mountain View Publishing in 2015 after working for the Vulcan Advocate since 2007, and graduated among the top of his class from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's journalism program in 2006.
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