Great com­mu­nity event

Matamata Chronicle - - News/opinion - Lady Mar­garet Spring Chair­per­son Pohlen Foun­da­tion Trust

I feel it is timely to say again just how much the Pohlen Foun­da­tion Trust val­ues the com­mu­nity’s sup­port when it comes to fundrais­ing for Pohlen Hospi­tal.

The third Real Homes and Garden Tour was held on March 2. What a won­der­ful com­mu­nity turnout.

There were 392 tour tick­ets sold, 950 raf­fle tick­ets sold, 39 lo­cal busi­nesses in­volved ei­ther as di­rect spon­sors or by pro­vid­ing goods or ser­vices, five com­mu­nity ser­vice groups in­volved as well as a host of in­di­vid­u­als, not to men­tion the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee and of course the homeowners them­selves.

We hope those who at­tended the Real Homes and Garden Tour had a won­der­ful day out with fam­ily and friends. It is al­ways our aim to pro­vide events that are var­ied and really en­joy­able.

Cer­tainly in this in­stance such an event could not hap­pen with­out fam­i­lies will­ing to open their homes to the pub­lic.

So much time and prepa­ra­tion goes into mak­ing th­ese homes ready for the day and I can’t stress enough how much we value this sup­port.

In­deed we love it when peo­ple say to us ‘‘This is what I can do for Pohlen’’.

The tour is a won­der­ful ex­am­ple of our com­mu­nity’s com­mit­ment.

Thank you one and all. I am happy to report we raised a whop­ping $22,000 for the New Wing Project.

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