Submitted by Mary-Jane Jackson
The Stettler Festival of Lights 2017 is in the books and the total achieved is $95,594.00.
This brings the 20 year total to $1,045.451.00 raised in Stettler and area for health care enhancements.
This amount will increase in the next few weeks as more donations and Tribute Tree donations are still coming in.
The Festival received a giant kick start with the Byemoor Hutterite Colony donating a pony that was auctioned at the Stettler Auction Mart in June and numerous buyers buying and reselling the pony to the total funds raised of $15,797.00.
This year’s funds will purchase a hydraulic cot and automatic chest compression unit for the district ambulance; 19 upgraded mattresses for the Stettler Health Care Centre and an automated external defibrillator(AED) unit for the Rochon Sands Hall. As the funds raised surpassed these purchases, the Stettler Health Services Foundation will be reviewing further equipment requests at their January meeting.
The Festival of Lights committee is grateful for 20 years of Stettler and surrounding communities supporting their endeavors by donating, buying and coming to their events.