Eagles Ladies raise almost $200 for hospice

Justin Crann
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Rainy day dampens sale success

Mother Nature served up a dismal Saturday, but she didn't rain on the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxilliary's Penny Parade.

A man peruses the goods for sale at the Moose Jaw Eagles womens' auxillary flea market in the Eagles Hall on South Hill Saturday afternoon. 

The fundraiser, held as part of the group's flea market sale at the Eagles Hall on South Hill, collected $185 through its Penny Parade to go toward the Heartland Hospice.

"We sold ten tickets for five dollars and made draws," explained Jean Nurse, one of the organizers of the raffle. "The prizes were donations from each of our vendors and members such as myself … if a person's name was drawn, they'd win one of the prizes."

The decision to donate the proceeds from that particular draw to the hospice came from Nurse herself.

"I went to a meeting about the hospice at Heritage Inn and became quite interested in it," she said. "There were other people in our organization who were interested, as well. So we decided we would do this."

Nurse said that the sale itself had been "a little slow, but then the weather has been poor."

Still, the fundraiser managed to collect money for several community groups, including the Salvation Army and Riverside Mission.

Nurse said she was happy with the result, in spite of the miserable weather.

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Organizations: Heritage Inn, Salvation Army

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