Our Caring Community: Steffie Read-A-Thon raised $5,822.90

During Sylvan Lake’s Centennial we’re attempting to quantify the generosity of our community with information and a running tally

Donation - Melanie Crehan of Sylvan Lake Serenity Pet Shelter Society and Mickey the dog recently received a $250 cheque from Wendy Quick of Lake City Services. Quick made the donation on behalf of Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association

Donation - Melanie Crehan of Sylvan Lake Serenity Pet Shelter Society and Mickey the dog recently received a $250 cheque from Wendy Quick of Lake City Services. Quick made the donation on behalf of Alberta Automotive Recyclers and Dismantlers Association

During Sylvan Lake’s Centennial we’re attempting to quantify the generosity of our community with information and a running tally of donations to various groups and organizations.

We know how giving our community is and we want to emphasize that with this column. Please feel free to add to our list.

Year-to-date total – $114,932.82

• A fundraiser for Jumpstart at Canadian Tire on Saturday raised $753.

• The annual C. P. Blakely School family golf tournament Saturday raised over $1,000 for the school’s physical education program and an orphanage in Uganda they support through T.O.U.C.H. Ministries.

• Benalto & Area Rural Crime Watch Society donated $200 to Sylvan Lake & District Victim Services Association during the Sylvan Lake RCMP Regimental Ball Saturday evening.

• École Steffie Woima Elementary School students recently participated in the MS Society Read-A-Thon. They raised $5,822.90 this year. Since 2004, they’ve raised $57,445.60.

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