On Saturday, Nov 18 and Sun Nov 19, 2017 the Uniacke Wishgivers held their Annual Fundraiser Campaign and once again, thanks to the generous, helpful community businesses and residents, we raised over 30,000 dollars.
Thank- you to all the businesses for your many donations and community spirit. Thanks also to our community residents who donated items for the draws and auctions as well as volunteering their time throughout the weekend. A thank you goes out to all the students of Uniacke District School who donated 1722 lbs. of food for the food boxes that are always a popular item. Thank you to all those who provided trucks and muscle to transport the food back to the Legion. The winner of the Pizza party was Craig Daniels’s Grade 5 class who brought in 237 lbs. of food. Well done! Thanks to the decorating committee headed by Linda Conway and Teresa Demmings who did another excellent job decorating the hall. Thanks to the auctioneer Laurie Parker and Tom Burns and those who worked the floor. Without you we would not have raised such a total. Thank you to Laura Middleton, and all the volunteer workers who sold tickets and kept track of the items that were sold. Thank you to Paul Conway who did the auctioneering on Sunday. Thank you to the Sea Cadets who helped out on Sunday with the auction as well as serving the meal on Saturday evening. Thank you to Santa for his appearance at this busy time of year. Thank you to Jean Thorne and all the canteen workers and thank you to Don & Marilyn Hartlen and their staff for putting on a nice meal on Saturday evening. A special thank you goes out to the Uniacke Baptist Church for having their concerts in aid of Wishgivers as well as The Uniacke Legion which held a Ham & Turkey Bingo which raised additional funds
Thank you all.
On Sat. Dec 16 another group of volunteers will got together at the Uniacke Baptist Church to help pack Christmas food boxes for all the families in need while another group of volunteers will deliver these as well as presents to these families. This could not have happened without your support.
Each year for the past 23 this community has come together to raise funds that go to making life for the less fortunate just a little bit better. This year once again you have made Mount Uniacke proud. So on behalf of the entire Board of Directors of Uniacke Wishgivers, thank you very much and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Jim Sampson-Secretary
Uniacke Wishgivers