Community members and businesses have donated items for a silent auction

Raising money for cancer research, one cupcake and burger at a time

Every August, Peavey Mart locations across Canada pull out all the stops to help raise money for breast cancer research

Every August, Peavey Mart locations across Canada pull out all the stops to help raise money for breast cancer research and education and Stettler location is no different.

This year, the store staff put on a barbecue at its parking lot, hosted games and a bake sale, and were host to the Stettler and District Volunteer Fire Department, which came out to offer tours to both kids and adults alike.

According to manager Matt Dorsett and supervisor Stacy Westergreen, the Saturday, Aug. 16 events brought in just short of $1,100, though the store is running a silent auction until Monday, Aug. 25. The auction closes at 6 p.m. Some of the items up for grabs at the auction include a knife set, a carved wooden wolf and wild rose, an iPod dock, a pink tractor toy and more. The items were all donated by local businesses or individuals.

“The community is very supportive of this and we’re really grateful,” Dorsett said. “Our staff has done a really great job.”

While no one at the store has had a personal battle with breast cancer as far as Dorsett and Westergreen are aware, Dorsett said that every person working there has been touched by cancer in some way.

“Everyone experiences cancer,” he said.

The store is accepting donations at the till, where a receipt will be issued. For donations of $25 or higher, the store has to send away to headquarters to have a tax receipt issued, but can do so if the donor requests it.

The items up for auction are on display just inside the entrance, past checkout.