It was a beautiful sunny Saturday that saw caring members from the Rimbey Sleigh and Wagon Club donate their time to stand outside at Rimbey Evergreen Co-op to accept donations to the Rimbey Food Bank.
Doug Rogers, the Club’s president said, “They are just a small club that likes to give back to the community.”
Four members from the Club attended the food drive on Saturday, Dec. 19th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The beautiful sleigh that was parked by the door was trucked in from Blackfalds where the owner and Club member Rose lives.
People who donated items placed them in the sleigh and the Club members greeted and wished everyone happy holidays while playing Christmas music, creating a fun, happy holiday feel.
Two members of the Food Bank were also in attendance – Roseann Glennon, the Food Bank floor coordinator and Jamie Coston, the Food Bank coordinator.
The Stuff a Sleigh idea was very successful bringing in 280 lbs of food and toys and $1,300 in cash and gift cards.
The idea had Rimbey residents donating as they left Co-op and a few people also gave from their vehicles as they drove by.
The Club loves community involvement and will be accepting letters of request from groups for future financial support. To request a donation, send a letter to Rimbey Sleigh and Wagon Club C/O Doug Rogers Box 931, Bentley AB T0C 0J0 by Jan. 15th.
If you are interested in joining you can check out their Facebook page for information,
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
By Jamie Coston