Scott McKenzie of the Stettler Kinsmen poses with some door prizes offered at the Kinsmen Radio Days on Saturday

Scott McKenzie of the Stettler Kinsmen poses with some door prizes offered at the Kinsmen Radio Days on Saturday

Stettler Kinsmen take over radio station for annual fundraiser

The Stettler Kinsmen held its annual Radio Days fundraiser on Sat., May 3.

The Stettler Kinsmen held its annual Radio Days fundraiser on Sat., May 3.

“This is one of our big fundraisers for the year to generate community funds in Stettler and area,” said Kinsmen member Scott McKenzie.

The club has held the fundraiser for about fifteen years.

This year, Domino performed for onlookers and the Kinsmen club offered free hot dogs and pop.

The money made at the fundraiser will go toward projects that help the community. In the past, the Kinsmen have donated money toward washrooms for the sports pack, playground building and upkeep, and they support minor sports.

“A lot of kid-oriented stuff,” McKenzie said.

Just like a lot of their initiatives, many of the silent auction items were for children, including a handmade dollhouse donated by Ted and Ruby Chesla, which eventually went for $260. Other items included a barbecue, an armchair, and a gift certificate to the Canalta hotel.

The Kinsmen club is hoping to raise about $10,000.

And while it was chilly on Saturday, McKenzie wasn’t worried about the outcome of the fundraiser.

“We’re on Facebook, people are bidding at home,” he said. “It’s been terrific so far.”

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