The romantic Sweetheart Dinner that was held through Habitat for Humanity Drumheller is being considered a success.
"We only anticipated having 50 people and I think we ended up with 57 people. Everyone had a great time, the board had a great time cooking and serving the food (and) we had a great kitchen to work in at the St. Anthony's Parish Hall," stated committee chair member, Chris Curtis.
All proceeds raised from this fundraiser and previous fundraiser's will be going directly to the new duplex on Polar Street in North Drumheller.
"We had donations at the dinner and I think overall, after the cost of the food and everything else, we'll probably ended up of raising $3,000," Curtis mentioned. "We're over halfway through our fundraising, so we have to raise $80,000 in cash and another $40,000 in kind. We anticipate having to build in just a little over a year from now."
Curtis explained that there were two really good things to come out of the Sweetheart Dinner.
"The community was engaged and taken care of, they all came in and had a great time and our board got together which was really, in some ways, a team building exercise for the board," he noted.
"We had great support from St. Anthony's School. The teachers came over and they were serenading the guests, we had three or four or maybe even more than that, who came over to sing and play instruments to make it much more romantic."
The next dinner fundraiser for Drumheller's Habitat for Humanity might be a Cinco De Mayo theme on May 5.
"If anyone wants to make a donation to Habitat for Humanity in Drumheller, they can either get ahold of me and we can put it in the bank or they can make the donation straight online to Habitat for Humanity on the website," outlined Curtis.
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