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“Grounds for Haiti” winding up and winding down with final two events

“Grounds for Haiti” fundraising efforts have been gearing up for the last two events of their campaign. “We would like to thank everyone who has contributed and we are very excited at how this has gone,” says volunteer, Helen Bobbitt. “This has been a great experience for all involved and to know that local dollars have gone on to help long-term rebuilding efforts in Haiti is what’s really so important for our supporters to know.”

The first of two events is coming up this Saturday, June 26th at Huckleberry’s restaurant. It is “Huckleberry’s for Haiti” day.  From 10 am to 6 pm, enjoy the great food from owner, Carole Dasti and music from duo “Dusty Coyote” and amazingly gifted JL Crowe student, Amber Joy. Volunteers will be there to share great treats available in the silent auction and accept financial donations to Plan Canada.  Carole has put out a challenge to her guests as well, for every person who donates $10 or more that day, their name will be entered into a draw for a luncheon date for 6 created and catered by Carole herself at Huckleberry’s, (some restrictions apply.)  Also, the cost of each cup of coffee or soft drink that day will be donated to “Grounds for Haiti.”

“This event has really come together in such a laidback, rewarding way,” Bobbitt said. “The silent auction donations we have for customers to bid on are such a nice variety of items.  People will be able to see items from the Doorway, Cedar Ave Hair Salon, Columbia Valley Greenhouses and more.  We are excited as we know people will have such a great time and the fact that this is a fundraiser just makes it all the better.  Just make sure to include Huckleberry’s in your plans this Saturday and you may want to call and reserve because it will be busy.”

The last event taking place in the “Grounds for Haiti” fundraising initiative will be on Wednesday, June 30th from 12-2 pm at Clive’s Coffee Bar in downtown Trail. “This will give people one last chance to donate and also enjoy some great music from Rossland’s Tim Bourchier while they visit and hang at Clive’s,” Bobbitt said with a smile. “Tim’s music and Clive’s food are two great ways to spend a Wednesday afternoon and a nice wind-down of our fundraising initiative.”

If you can’t make either of these events, don’t despair.  You can donate a  
“Toonie at the Till” at The Doorway, Clive’s and at Huckleberry’s for the rest of June.  You can also donate online at