It has been quite the week for the volunteers of the Stettler Health Foundation, and it’s not quite over.
The annual Festival of Lights fundraiser kicked off on Nov. 29.
Running all week was an artisan market featuring local talent, as well as a silent auction featuring 120 items donated by local Stettler businesses.
On Nov. 29, Atco hosted a pancake breakfast which gave people the opportunity to get their bids in early. Later the same day was the Christmas Spirits, an entertainment event featuring Stettler’s own Jazz Guys.
The next day was a Seniors’ tea. Admission was $5. An Art and Cheer craft night took place the same evening under the direction of Stephanie Hadley.
On Dec. 1 was the popular Burgers and Beer Family Night. The night proved so popular that the burgers ended up selling out and a local restaurant stepped up and provided a bunch more!
The silent auction came to a close at the end of the Holly Jolly lunch, served between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 2. After the soup and sandwiches, anyone in attendance was able to make one last dash to make final bids.
However, that doesn’t wrap up the week.
On Dec. 3 is a Dine, Dance and Auction Christmas Gala featuring music group the Dirt Road Angels.
According to organizers, 55 items have been donated for the silent auction portion of the gala, with another eight to 10 being donated for a live auction to occur during the evening.
All funds raised during this marathon fundraising event go back into the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre.