Almost $400 raised for new skate park

As part of the annual Crazy Daze celebrations in Stettler, the local Rotary club put on a garage and bake sale

Rotarians Keith Ryder and Scott Pfeiffer man the tables during a garage sale to raise money for Stettler’s new skate park.

Rotarians Keith Ryder and Scott Pfeiffer man the tables during a garage sale to raise money for Stettler’s new skate park.

As part of the annual Crazy Daze celebrations in Stettler, the local Rotary club put on a garage and bake sale to raise money for the Stettler skate park, but it is not likely to be repeated any time soon.

“It’s good for youth in the community,” said Rotary president Scott Pfeiffer in reference to the cause, the skate park. “It’s great physical activity and lets them keep busy.”

He added that it would attract young people from other communities to Stettler as well.

The sale, which attracted about 150-200 people in a few hours, was put on in conjunction with the Inter Pipeline barbecue, which was also used as a fundraiser for the skate park.

“We thought we’d put the events together,” Pfeiffer said.

The sale, which was masterminded by Pfeiffer, took about three weeks to organize. The items came mostly from Rotarians, but also from some private citizens who wanted to help out as well.

This is the first time the Rotary club has run the sale. Though it raised about $400, Pfeiffer said it probably wouldn’t happen again because it’s “too much work for too little money.”

Through various fundraisers, the Rotary club has earmarked some $5,000 to go toward the skate park.