BBBS shrimp boil fundraiser popular for residents

There was little food left after the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) shrimp boil on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Ponoka Fire Hall.

Doris Reich holds up an order during the Big Brother Big Sisters shrimp boil on Tuesday

Doris Reich holds up an order during the Big Brother Big Sisters shrimp boil on Tuesday

There was little food left after the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) shrimp boil on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Ponoka Fire Hall.

The fundraising event brought in $1,500 that will help with BBBS mentorship programming, explained program director Morgen Chernick.

The group usually hosts a barbecue fundraiser with burgers, pop and chips but Chernick had the idea to change the format a little. And it proved popular with residents who pre-ordered 100 meals with another 100 selling on the day of the fundraiser.

It didn’t take long to sell 50 pounds of shrimp, which Chernick says was donated by Bob and Debb Hepp. Pop was donated by Mackenzie’s No Frills, which meant the group was able to see 100 per cent of their earnings go to BBBS.

Chernick was grateful for the strong support. “I just want to thank everyone for coming to support BBBS.”

The shrimp boil included sausage, potatoes, corn and pop.