The ladies of the Arrow Lakes Hospital Auxiliary were hard at work on Saturday not letting anyone pass along Broadway street without offering them the opportunity to participate in their fundraising drive.
Tickets were being sold for the chance to win one of two elegant prizes on display in the window of the Thrift Shop; a quilt and an afghan.
The beautifully crafted blankets were handmade and donated by Shannon Olson and Wendy Bruneu respectively. The fundraising drive was an extension the non-profit societie’s main source of revenue that the group earns through the operation of the Thrift Store on Broadway.
Monies raised by the group are used to support a variety of healthcare needs in the village. The society also provides additional services to the community including a healthcare based bursary awarded annually to a graduating student of Nakusp Secondary School and, in partnership with the hospital board, made arrangements to provide a residence for Nakusp’s new doctor in 2012.
The winner of the quilt was Tiana James from Medicine Hat and Shannon Olson of Nakusp won the afghan.