LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to all who helped with Lindsey Hauck fundraiser

Dear Editor,

On October 23, 2014 our friend (Lindsey Hauck) was seriously injured in a car accident which killed another friend (Erin Smith) both nurses in Vernon. We organized a fundraiser which took place on January 31, 2015 and it was called “Sugar Skull Party/Fundraiser for Lindsey Hauck”, which raised over $6500!!

We had a caterer malfunction 2 days before, which we managed to pull together and fix, with the help of some friends and numerous members of the community who stepped in and helped with cooking, donating platters and gift cards which were used to buy food. We had over 70 items in the silent auction, as well as people who helped keep the food tables stocked, and people who helped clean up afterwards. The event was an enormous success and it was thanks to all of the following people/businesses:

Kal Sports Bar, Little Seedlings Daycare, Gold N Time Jewelry, Cobs Bread, Dana Hauck, Cracked Pot, Safeway - Vernon, Yvonne Lowe, Olive Us, Coopers, Crave Massage, Starbucks, Askews - Armstrong, Passion Party, Chatters, Costco - Kelowna, Sport Chek, Vernon Teach & Learn, Zach Langner, Crush Bistro, Epicure - Karin Cope, Walmart - Vernon, Boardwalk, Scentsy - Courtney Morrison, Staples - Vernon, Diner on 6th, Brenda Buchanan-Brockway, White Spot, Okanagan Brake Centre, Marlin Travel, Expressions of Time, Alexanders Pub, Prospera Credit Union, Dave Fletcher - Shattered Tone, Longhorn Pub, Younique by Kaitlyn, Amber McDermott Photography, Future Shop, Sushi Kawa, Yayas Play, Image Studios, Linda-Sue Wilson Band, Easy Home, Bubba & Blue Boutique, Foreman's Basement, Bonnie Bell, Leila Ward, The Bone, Custom Car Concepts, It's Bath Time Dog Grooming, Organized Chaos, Towne Cinema, Charlene Sylvester Notary, Alan Nobles, Apple Lane, Super Save Gas, Darci Danyliu, Surplus Herbys, Little Kingdom, Ken Wiebe, Boston Pizza, MTS Inc, Michael Hyde, Big Sun Tanning, Fermco Party Rentals, Patty Edwards, Surf Tanning & Wellness Spa, Anonymous Donors x2, Carol Wiebe, Elks Hall - Space Donation/$1000 Donation, Professional Hands Massage Therapy, Carrie Gallant

Several people painted others’ faces, and we apologize for not writing their names down, but they deserve thanks too!! Out of approximately 130 people, only about 20 were not painted by the end of the night so thank you to everyone who spent some time helping everyone get painted up Sugar Skull Style!!

We wanted to thank Charlotte Helston from Infonews for writing the story about the fundraiser as well as other stories about Lindsey, the stories were very well written and informative. Last but not least, thank you to everyone who came and took part in the fundraiser, whether it was bidding in the silent auction or dancing to the amazing bands!! Everyone coming together as a community made the night fun for all of us, and especially for Lindsey!!

From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!!!
Tabatha Dunnill, Michelle Brown, Courtney Morrison, Stephanie Dunnill, Sarah Halcro and Lindsey Hauck

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