Auction raised $10,000

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The hall was packed and all decked out in black and white for the gala on Saturday, April 6.  Wendy Burns and Val Wolbeck did a tremendous job of the food.  The Travel Club worked well as servers and kitchen help.  The 4H club from Forestburg set up the tables and chairs and then set the tables.  Everyone did an excellent job.  The auction raised over $10,000.
Karin McCracken painted a picture of a train for the auction.  It was beautiful and fetched a good price.  She had to make a special trip to get it from the framer in time for the Gala.
Almeda Millar of Rossland, BC along with her mother, Lilas Lysne of Edmonton were in attendance at the railway bash.
Jeremy and Cecilia Huet were in town for the weekend and were able to attend the big party.
The Heritage tree what was pruned last fall contributed the foundation for a fantastic bird house in the hands of Jenny Marcil and a great willow chair created by Dell Wickstrom.  These two items were very popular in the auction.
The inaugural run of the passenger train will be for the exclusive Platinum Club.  For $1000, a couple gets a ride on the train with entertainment, appetizers and spirits.  This will be in early June.  There is room for 100 people on the train.  Ken Espheter is in charge of the Platinum Club membership.
The next running of the passenger train will probably be June 30 when it comes from Kiron Junction to Alliance for the 100th Anniversary of  the Argyle Women’s Institute.  I have the tickets for that event and have some sold already.  Those tickets are just $50 for a return trip.
Sympathy to the family of  Lucille James.  Funeral services were held in Castor on Friday.  Lucille had been living with terminal cancer for some time.  Condolences to her sister Lorraine Stoler who lives right in Alliance.
This is market week in Alliance.  Hope to see lots of you there.

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