After a two-year absence the Waskada Foodgrains Supper and Auction was held on November 3rd.
About 90 people gathered at the Fellowship Community Church for a soup and sandwich meal that was followed by a live auction.
Heather Meggison was thrilled to have the event back. “It was great, and people were excited to be there, and it was a good turnout. Our numbers we down a bit but with fewer people in attendance but we were pleased to just get back at it.”
“We raised a similar amount to what we did back in 2019 and that was around $15,000.”
The Waskada supper and auction has been around for about 20 years and support remains strong.
“This event brings the community together and we were pleased to have members of the Souris River Colony at Elgin back supporting the sale. They brought buns, meat and cheese for the supper and all kinds of items to be bid on during the auction.”
Meggison says another bonus is the fact the federal government matches their fund-raising dollars 4 to 1 and that generates even more money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
“Peter Downey was our auctioneer and he kept things moving and entertaining and we were done the auction in about two hours.”