Fam­ily fun

Goal is to raise $36,000 to pur­chase res­pi­ra­tors for ICU at re­gional hos­pi­tal

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Or­ga­niz­ers are busy pre­par­ing for the 36th High­land Fling Fam­ily Fun Fair in May.

The Cum­ber­land Health Care Aux­il­iary High­land Fling or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee is in the midst of plan­ning the 36th An­nual High­land Fling Fam­ily Fun Fair to be held this year on Satur­day, May 12 at the Amherst Curl­ing Club.

This an­nual event is an im­por­tant part of the Cum­ber­land Health Care Aux­il­iary’s ef­forts to raise funds each and ev­ery year to­wards the pur­chase of hos­pi­tal equip­ment. The ded­i­cate vol­un­teers of the aux­il­iary have raised hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars to­wards the pur­chase of much needed items and this year is no ex­cep­tion.

This year the theme is Spring and the goal is to raise $35,000 to pur­chase two res­pi­ra­tors for the ICU.

The High­land Fling and the events lead­ing up to it are a ma­jor part of this fundrais­ing drive and one mem­bers of the com­mu­nity can em­brace and en­joy.

“There is some­thing for ev­ery­one whether you at­tend the Fling, pur­chase raf­fle tick­ets, pur­chase a but­ton or par­tic­i­pate in one of the three events lead­ing up to the Fling,” aux­il­iary pres­i­dent Betty Duizer-Lo­gan said.

Raf­fle tick­ets on a fab­u­lous paint­ing by John Greer are avail­able now for pur­chase. If you are in­ter­ested in a ticket, con­tact Ida Roode at 902-660-2463.

Tick­ets will also be avail­able at all three pre-Fling events.

On Satur­day, April 21 Cana­dian Tire will be host­ing the Cana­dian Tire Fling day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In ad­di­tion to the ad­ver­tised deals that day, you can grab some lunch at the hot dog bar­be­cue or pur­chase a chance to spin the wheel to win bal­lots into the grand prize draw for a tread­mill.

One spin for $3or two for $5 and what­ever num­ber you spin on the wheel equals the num­ber of bal­lots you can en­ter into the draw.

If you are lucky enough to land on the Num­ber 1 you can win a door prize.

On Satur­day, May 5 Break­fast at Brit­tney’s is do­nat­ing $2 on all meals val­ued at $8 or more to the Fling.

Drop by any­time between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sup­port the Fling.

Fi­nally, the Border­town Jam is host­ing a coun­try jam­boree band Maple Sugar on Wed­nes­day, May 10 for the an­nual event Singing for the Fling.

Tick­ets are $10 each and all the pro­ceeds from this event are do­nated to the Fling.

Tick­ets are $10 each and will be avail­able for pur­chase start­ing next week at the Border­town Jam on Wed­nes­day evenings at Trin­ity St. Stephen’s United Church, in the church of­fice, First Bap­tist Church, CFTA and the Amherst Ar­ti­sans Gallery in the Amherst Cen­tre mall.

High­land Fling But­tons are also avail­able for pur­chase for $5.

The but­tons not only give pur­chasers en­try into the Fling, but also en­ter them into the draw for 34 amaz­ing door prizes do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses and Friends of the Aux­il­iary.

Prizes in­clude a five-piece pa­tio set do­nated by Cana­dian Tire, two Ram­blers sea­sons passes, and an overnight get­away do­nated by the Amherst Shore Coun­try Inn.

But­tons are avail­able from mem­bers of the Aux­il­iary or by call­ing 902-614-1063.

The Cum­ber­land Health Care Aux­il­iary also hosts a Face­book page. Like and fol­low Cum­ber­land Health Care Aux­il­iary for reg­u­lar up­dates on the events and the Fling it­self.


Mem­bers of the Cum­ber­land Health Care Aux­il­iary’s High­land Fling com­mit­tee, in­clud­ing (from left) Ida Roode, Betty Duizer-Lo­gan, El­speth Wil­son, April Mun­roWood, Cheryl Morel and Bob Janes, are busy plan­ning the 36th edi­tion of the pop­u­lar fam­ily fun...

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