WREATHS EVERYWHERE - From right

Festival of wreaths fundraiser supports BBBS

Check out the displays in the LMC and the Abbey Centre to win

  • Dec. 1, 2016 9:00 a.m.

BY KALISHA MENDONSA

Lacombe Express

The annual Festival of Wreaths Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) fundraiser is currently underway in the Lacombe Memorial Centre, with a wide variety of lovely pieces waiting to be bid on and brought home.

Each year, local businesses take time to put together decorative wreaths often filled with gift cards, samples and more to be bid on with proceeds donated to BBBS Lacombe. Citizens can roam the halls of the LMC and check out the arrangements and place bids until Dec. 16th when winners will be drawn.

This year features wreaths from both Lacombe and Blackfalds businesses, with all proceeds going towards Lacombe and Blackfalds BBBS clubs and programming.

”This year, we will be dedicating all of the funds we raise towards our core programming. We have dedicated lots of fundraising this year to our new house and we don’t want to take away or trim anything from our regular programs,” said BBBS executive director Crystal Zens.

“It’s incredibly important to have these relationships with local businesses. The support of our communities is what keep us going. The dedication from businesses to our children and our charity is truly what keeps us alive and growing. That’s what keeps us able to serve the community through all that we do.”

The Festival of Wreaths kicked off earlier this month, ran through Light Up the Night and will continue to remain open to bids until Dec. 16th. Announcements will be made on that day for winners of the wreaths and people will be contacted to claim their prizes.

Zens said the wreaths are a huge fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, both in Lacombe and Blackfalds. She said the campaign has been launched in person at the LMC and the Abbey Master Builder Centre, but people can also bid online at www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/lacombe.

“These wreaths make great Christmas presents and each year the businesses step up and raise the bar. The wreaths are absolutely outstanding this year,” Zens added.

“It’s a lot of fun. I think it’s a great way for businesses to get their names out, but to also support a local cause. I hear time and time again that the decorations are a really fun Christmas project for the businesses to do, and a great team building task. That’s always great to hear.”

There are approximately 35 wreaths available between Lacombe and Blackfalds available to the public. Zens said she hopes the campaign is successful and looks forward to continuing to provide the care and expert programming available through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The wreaths range in size and products, with some featuring gift cards and others showing samples of products and goods available through each business.

As well, many wreaths feature partnerships with other agencies, restaurants and organizations to deliver to those participating in the silent auction fundraiser.

Check out the display in the LMC and the Abbey Centre for a chance to win.

kmendonsa@lacombeexpress.com

 

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