On Friday evening, May 12, the Stettler Community Hall was the place to be in town as local caterers, in addition to food and liquor vendors from surrounding areas participated in the Rotary Club’s annual event, Taste of Stettler with local band, Jazz Guys providing the entertainment for the evening.
Peter Boys, the fundraising director of the event was quite pleased with the turnout and said that they had sold more than 250 tickets.
“This year was noticeably a younger crowd,” Boys commented. “This is partly because we had promoted the event on Facebook by giving away two tickets in two separate draws based on all the people who had liked, shared and commented on the posts on the Boys’ Financial Facebook page.”
The funds raised from the event are used for various Rotary projects.
“We use the funds to send young high school kids to various Rotary events,” Boys added.
Among them are “On to Ottawa,” which includes a visit to the Houses of Parliament and a meeting with our MP Kevin Sorensen to get an understanding of how the Canadian democracy works; “Adventures in Agriculture,” which entails us sending a farm kid in Saskatchewan to learn about the application of technology in farming and farm-related industries and there’s the Rotary camp experience, just west of Rocky Mountain House called “RYPEN,” which provides youth of 13 to 18 years of age with the opportunity to enhance and develop individual self-confidence, personal growth, life skills, and come away with an increased feeling of self-worth.
All this in addition to the numerous other Rotary projects where funding may be needed or enhanced.
“We had new caterers – Cilantro and Chive from Lacombe, Extreme Pita from Stettler, and several new local caterers who provided lots of tasty samples!” Boys said. “The duck wings and duck wraps from Cilantro and Chive went over well.”
On behalf of the Rotary Club, Boys said that he would like to express heartfelt thanks to all the liquor and food vendors for donating their time and wonderful samples that evening.
“And my sincere apologies to the Jazz Guys for forgetting to thank them during the event, and a huge shout out to them as well for providing the evening entertainment,” Boys added.