Wawota Time and Talent Auction raises spirits

         On Sunday, March 15 Wawota United Church held it’s 24th Annual Time and Talent Supper Auction and Entertainment at the Wawota Town Hall.

The evening of fun and entertainment drew a good crowd, despite worries over attendance due to the current health concerns of Covid 19, as well as a forecast of a spring snowstorm for the area.

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         Linda Bernie, who is the treasurer was sympathetic to the situation and was not anticipating a huge turnout, she did not expect “as big a crowd as usual’ concerning her was that “there was a little bit of fear out there.”

         The fundraiser usually attracting between 150 to 175 people and raising on previous occasions amounts of six to nine thousand dollars still proved to be a success.

         Organizing the fundraiser was Shirley Corkish, Myrna Olson, Rhonda Dorrance, Betty Wyatt, Wendy Brehaut, Sandra Murray and Linda Birnie.

         Master of Ceremonies, United Church Minister Roy Bortolotto, announced the schedule for the evening, saying Grace and giving the call for the supper.

         The supper was tender, juicy roast beef and was prepared by the church members, which did the trick, as there were not a lot of empty seats at supper time.

         The fundraiser consisted of a silent auction and also features an online auction, open for bids until March 22, 2020.

         Entertainment for the evening was by local artists, Zoey Friesen, Jordi Finley, Avrielle Brehaut, Jamie Finley and Nicki Ford.

         There was a wide variety of items to bid on, including homemade baking, crafts, canned garden produce and household items. On silent auction again this year was another sour cream and raison pie, in whick last year’s auction it brought a winning bid of $60.00.

         Auction items up for bid were donated by members of the church and community and local businesses.

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