IOOF be­gins its an­nual egg fundraiser

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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.

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