Collections this year were just as bounteous as in past years. Thank you to all! We collected all through Aug and filled up my storage area 12x12 to the roof. Lion Elizabeth decided Lion Roger needed help moving the 300 or so bags of clothes and so organised two trucks and a half dozen volunteer movers to assist. We stacked the bags at the north end of the Ice Arena from red line to red line 2 or 3 deep and high that morning. The town had moved tables over to the north half of the arena for us. On Fri morning and afternoon 9-3 many volunteers popped in to help sort and stack. We soon ran out of tables (the arena only has 40 or so long tables to use), so Lion Roger scrounged up a a half dozen more round ones to use. Also jury rigged a 100 ft long clothesline along the east side to hang up coats and such From 3-6 we allowed seniors and handicapped access to the event as in years past. On Sat morning 9am sharp the event was opened to the public. Very busy in the morning, Slowed down a bit by afternoon. We waited until 2pm to start packing up the leftover/picked-overs. We ended up with 40 large clear plastic bags of clothes (incl 3 large bags of just shoes). Lion Roger estimates that this was about 1/3 of what had been collected, so lots of treasures were sent out the doors over the day of the event. Update: on Thu 1 Sep the Diabetes Society truck popped by to collect our bags. They take them to Lethbridge to sell to Thrift Village so the Society is supported as well as the used clothing stores. It was a big project but many helping hand made it fun and 'do'able.
Thanks again to everyone and we hope to see you all next time!