Fun fundraiser for fire vic­tims

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

ago,” ad­mit­ted Bar­bara Heath of the who added: “Jane and Tyler were dis­placed for al­most a year and had to live in a cam­per. Now they have costs not ex­pected for some of the re­pairs, things the in­surance won’t cover.”

“Part way through the lunch we’ll start the bid­ding,” con­tin­ued Mrs. Heath. Stanstead’s Gerry Smith has agreed to be the auc­tion­eer for the Chi­nese Auc­tion which sounds like a lot of fun. The bid­ders make bids ten cents at a time, drop­ping their dimes into jars each time they bid. “The tin­kling sound of the dimes fall­ing into the glass jars adds to the fun. We have a time-keeper who keeps her back to the au­di­ence and when she calls out ‘Time’, then who­ever has just made a bid wins the item,” Mrs. Heath ex­plained.

There will be lots of items, all new, to bid on in­clud­ing some paint­ings, dishes and toys. “There will be a lit­tle bit of ev­ery­thing.” Peo­ple can still do­nate items, as long as they haven’t been used at all, for the auc­tion by call­ing Gerry Smith at 819 876-2184. Mr. Smith will even pick up your item if needed.

The en­trance fee to the event is a sug­gested do­na­tion and ev­ery­one is wel­come. Be­ing served dur­ing the ‘Tea’ will be tea and cof­fee, sand­wiches, veg­etable and cheese plates, home­made desserts and juice and hot co­coa for the chil­dren.

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