Thanksgiving fundraiser for LSAIC

By Jessica Dempsey

September 27, 2017 3:02 PM

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The Women of the Moose are hosting a new fundraiser.
On Oct. 7 they will host a Dine and Dance, with all proceeds going towards the Lloydminster Sexual Assault and Information Centre.
The event will be held at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2027, and cocktails will start at 5:30 p.m., with a Thanksgiving turkey supper to follow at 6 p.m.
The dance will follow with music being provided by the Prairie Dogs.
“We just want to be more in the community, and helping out the community,” said Colleen Forbes, a member of Women of the Moose.
This isn’t the first time they have held fundraisers to help out within the community, previously they held a fundraiser for the Interval Home and food bank.
Helping within the community is what Women of the Moose stand for.
“We place special efforts on giving back to our communities through the wide range of service programs. Whatever the need, we are there giving our time and effort to make the communities a better place for which we live,” said Forbes.
She noted they support events throughout communities as well as Moose Heart and Moose Heaven, which are specific charities to the organization.
“Moose Heart, there is a place down there called Canada House, so if we have children here who don’t have any family … we can send them there. It’s a great community, and they look after the kids,” said Forbes.
The children are cared for up until their school graduation, and it is fully funded.
“We support that and help them get through everything,” said Forbes.
Tickets for the event are $35 per person and a table for eight is $250. Kids up to the age of six eat free, and kids seven to 12 are $15.
For tickets, you can contact Forbes at 780-870-5835, and tickets can be purchased until Oct. 6.
“It would be nice if we could sell out,” Forbes noted.
The Women of the Moose are also hosting a paint night tonight, with proceeds going towards the Lloydminster Rescue Squad.
“We are always looking for new members,” Forbes added.

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