Ponoka gives to United Way

On Oct. 16 many people in Ponoka were decked out in red to show their support for United Way Day. The day was aimed at raising awareness for the United Way and to recognize the companies and agencies that work hard to support programs in Central Alberta’s communities. 

Oct 16. was United Way Day and the Red Patrol was in town to celebrate. Pictured are some of the Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse members presenting the Red Patrol with cheque for $650.

By Kim Hutchison

Staff Reporter:

On Oct. 16 many people in Ponoka were decked out in red to show their support for United Way Day. The day was aimed at raising awareness for the United Way and to recognize the companies and agencies that work hard to support programs in Central Alberta’s communities. 

 Campaign resource manager, Jennifer Forrest, and members of the “Red Patrol” wearing red wigs, outfits and facepaint visited the Ponoka Rising Sun Clubhouse Society decorated with red ribbons, balloons and signage created by Clubhouse members, the Ponoka Youth Centre and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Lunch was served followed by a cheque presentation. Clubhouse members had a bottle drive and managed to raise $650 for the United Way and the donation was greatly appreciated.

“The United Way does so much for us we’re just so glad to be able to give something back to them,” said Debbie Lamey of the Clubhouse.       

The Red Patrol proceeded to Tim Horton’s to help the staff serve customers and sell raffle tickets on a 2008 Honda Goldwing including driving lessons courtesy of Alberta Motorcycle Training with all net proceeds going to help support their cause before returning the central office in Red Deer. Tickets are still available for anyone interested.

For more information on this event and how to show your support, visit

www.unitedway.ca.

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