IOOF begins its annual egg fundraiser
GLACE BAY — Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Aberdeen Lodge No. 68 have already gotten cracking with one of their major fundraisers.
The lodge’s 20th annual egg drive is underway and once again they need the public’s assistance.
Last year they collected 750 dozen eggs for the Glace Bay Food Bank, the highest donation yet, which will be difficult to surpass.
“ We are hoping to raise the same amount this year or even more,” said Gordon Taylor, financial secretary.
The fundraiser involves members of the lodge, assisted by the members of the Jubilee Rebekah Lodge No. 14 and the general public, donating cartons of eggs. Monetary donations are accepted and used to purchase eggs.
“People often stop me in the street and give me monetary donations for eggs.”
Taylor said this saves the food bank from spending the little money they do have on eggs.
“If the food bank has to purchase them, it leaves something else short.
“ The public has been very good to help us, as well as the businesses.”
The lodge is involved in various projects throughout the year to help less fortunate families in the community.
At Christmas, along with the Rebekah Lodge and the public, they collect toys and present them to the Salvation Army for distribution.
The lodge is also involved in the adopt-a-family program, arthritis, heart and cancer societies.
“ We wish to thank anyone who helped in anyway to support the programs we are involved in, especially our sister lodge.”
If anyone wishes to make a donation they can contact any member of the lodge or telephone, 849-5292 or 849-7099.
All members of the lodge are asked to attend tonight’s meeting at 8 p.m.