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Halfmoon Happenings: Generosity on display

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C. Halfmoon Happenings
Karen Biddlecombe, chair of the Halfmoon Bay branch of the SC Healthcare Auxiliary, and Ann Sedler, past chair, in front of the Sechelt Hospital’s ‘Healthie Selfie’ heart.

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. The days are slowly getting longer, and the first signs of spring are poking up here and there. Soon there will be the morning chorus of birds singing their hearts out and we can’t wait for the tree frogs to begin their nightly croaking symphony.  

Justine, owner of the Fawn’s Road Stand, hosted a fundraiser this last weekend, with all baked goods sales going to the Halfmoon Community Association’s (HBCA) Community Initiatives Program. Justine said, “This was my way of saying thank you to this beautiful community, who have been so supportive of my little road stand this past year.” Fresh donuts were offered on a ‘give what you can basis’ and the response was amazing! The donations collected over the two-day event brought in $504.30! Justine adds, “I am blown away by this community!” 

“Honestly, I am speechless. Thank you to everybody who stopped by the stand this weekend, grabbed a donut, gave what you could, and helped spread the word. You blew me away! It is incredible what this community can do together.” Justine had to count the money collected at least three times just to make sure the total was correct. Linda McMahon, President of HBCA shared, “$504.30 was raised by a very generous, and hungry, community. Thanks also to the hard work and generosity of Justine, the baker extraordinaire that runs Fawn’s Road Stand!” The association will be following up soon on how the money raised will be used in their Community Initiatives Program. Stay tuned. 

The Halfmoon Bay Branch of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary were busy as well. Karen Biddlecombe, chair, Anne Selder, past chair and member Moira Sarling delivered 337 Valentine cards along with 405 cookies and 36 cupcakes to residents and care aids of Totem Lodge, Shorncliffe and Sechelt Hospital’s Second floor South. “The cards and tasty treats were all made with love by volunteers of the Halfmoon Bay Branch.” I’m sure there were many happy tummies and smiling faces from those that received these thoughtful gifts. Thank-you auxiliary volunteers! 

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