Packed house for Springfest

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The annual Springfest fundraiser, hosted by the St. Mary’s foundation, happened on Saturday, April 7, at the Trochu Community hall.

“I really appreciate the generosity,” said Ron Zook, the president of the St. Mary’s Foundation.

The money raised from this event goes towards the betterment of the residents at St. Mary’s, and this is the foundations largest fundraiser. In the past, the funds from this event have helped purchase a blood pressure monitor and software, overhead lifts and slings, mattresses, versacare beds, a rational oven, and many more items that greatly contribute to the residents well-being.

During the night, there was a silent and live auction. The auctioneer, Terry Silbernagel, auctioned off many items, including an autographed Kevin Pillar jersey, Calgary Flames tickets, a hand-painted welcome sign, hockey paintings, a beer fridge and many other items that were donated by the community or purchased by board members.

“We can’t thank everyone enough,” said Ron.

The local Prairie Brewing Company’s beer that they supplied for the fundraiser was enjoyed by many, and the supper, that had great positive feedback was catered by Audrey Nelson. The theme of the meal was German cuisine, with foods such as sausages, perogies, German potato salad, and sauerkraut.

The evening ended with dancing and entertainment provided by Aaron Krabsen and the Cat Country Band.

“Thank you very much everyone for your kind hearts and donations,” said Ron Zook.

“We couldn’t do it without your support.”