Between larger donations and individual ones, Fay Clease with the Dawson Creek Senior’s Hall says almost $5,000 has been raised by the community through donations.
“It has been great so far,” she notes. The organization reached out the Mirror after noting a lack of operational funding – and unable to cover monthly bills for the hall.
The Mirror was on hand last week for Frank Ripley’s donation, while this week we caught the Dawson Creek and area Elks Doug Becote and DC Recycling donating to the hall and its (grand) parent group – the South Peace Senior Citizens Association.
The Association is the non profit running the day to day business of the seniors hall. The association manages the facilities of the organization and provides seniors activities – should gathering be allowed once again.
“At this time we have floor curling, carpet bowling, an exercise group line dancing, darts, pools crib, bridge and crafts – was well as Monday lunches,” she notes.
Income comes from membership fees and hall rentals – which are not happening at the moment.
“Due to the pandemic we have been closed for a year and this has affected our operating account,” says Clease.
“Thank you to all of these people for their generous donations thus far,” adds Clease.
Online auction going
Natasha Cortes is running an online auction for the hall as well. If you would like to help out in way of a donation item please send a pm message Natasha at Vintage & Restoration Love. Or drop off your item at the store during business hours. (10-5 Monday - Friday)