Seafield girls have big hearts of gold

Pat Zukowski holds the guitar that will be personalized by Gord Bamford and auctioned off to help support people in need in Ponoka.

Pat Zukowski holds the guitar that will be personalized by Gord Bamford and auctioned off to help support people in need in Ponoka.

CHARLES TWEED/Ponoka News

Everyone could use a Seafield lady in their life.

The Seafield Social Workers are a small group of ladies in Ponoka who make an impact in a big way. The group knits a hand-made quilt every year that they raffle off. The proceeds from the raffle go to any number of causes in Ponoka.

“The money we raise is given out monthly to local individuals and local charities that are in need,” said Seafield lady Pat Zukowski.

This year the ladies approached Gord Bamford, 2010 Canadian Country Artist of the Year about getting a guitar that could be raffled off.

“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity of using Gord’s popularity to raise money to help local people,” said Zukowski.

Bamford responded immediately and took the guitar idea one-step further, offering to sign and personalize the guitar during his time in Ponoka for the stampede.

“Gord is so community minded and he’s agreed to personalize the guitar to our raffle winner, which we feel is a real bonus,” said Zukowski.

The ladies continue to use a lot of small projects to make a big difference in the lives of those who need it the most.