That's Life - May 17, 2017

Thank you to everyone who, in any way, supported Wednesday’s Senior’s Outreach “One Enchanted Evening” fundraising rally.
Servus Credit Union, Co-operators/Pro-Plan Financial, Traders Furniture and Appliance Centre and Kneehill County provided the seed funding to cover the start-up costs. Their support gave me the encouragement to keep door-knocking.
During my years as President of the Three Hills and District Chamber of Commerce, I had the privilege and pleasure of working with Wendy Kingsmith and Connie Tremblay. Now, I knew that Terry Ann Diack was in the catering business a few years back, so I asked these three ladies to join me. When I say “me”, I’m really saying me, my wife Terry and son Jay. They always get dragged into whatever I manage to get myself into. Then I met Sharon Lee one day and she was quick to volunteer as my Buffet Lead. The Knox United Church Ladies would handle the task.
The Three Hills Curling Club would donate their facility, Bethel Evangelical Church donated their kitchen, Farm Basket supplied, cooked and sliced the beef, Prairie College donated the tables, Amanda Kinniburgh and Gail Hamm brought the Kneehill Bulldogs Midget Lacrosse Team to clear tables and really do whatever needed to be done.
Funds came in from every direction and donations of Silent and Live Auction items poured in.
World Champion Auctioneer Jon Radcliffe donated his time. Darryl Friesen, of the Tickle Trunk, and Dan Gascon caught bids. Harvey Burkholder rallied a group of senior volunteers to set up tables and chairs and then he took tickets from all in attendance.
Connie Tremblay and husband Dan went door-to-door collecting Silent Auction items. Wendy Kingsmith and husband Ken were the driving force behind the dessert auction.
But this was a Regional Community event and I thank Cheryl Lumley and Val Warnock of Trochu, Terry and Val Reed of Carbon, Vanessa Vandermeer of Linden and Lucy Ann Daubert of Acme for collecting auction items in their communities.
Three Hills CAO Lori Conkin and our good friend Diane Young jumped in to help with the cash, cheques and credit cards, at the end of the day.
And, oh yes, the food didn’t get there by itself. Traders Furniture provided their delivery van and manpower with help from the Three Hills Arts Academy.
My dear friend John Kaplan provided an evening of magical entertainment that had everyone scratching their heads.
So, Seniors Outreach will benefit a great deal from your generousity, in providing services to our seniors throughout Kneehill County, with a few more dollars to do it.
I would like to close by saying “Wow, am I glad you guys showed up.”
That’s Life.