The Hand Hills Lake Club has helped the Delia School Enhancement Society (DSES) progress one step closer to reaching their fundraising goal of $1.2 million. 

The lake club hosted a variety of events this year including Valentine's day dinner, Ranchers Ball, and Turkey Supper. All of the proceeds from their many events raised a total of $18,750 for the Delia School Enhancement Society.

"It was a significant donation. They purchased the naming rights to one of the classrooms in our new school as part of our naming rights campaign in the Fall. Through their season of fundraising initiatives through the Hand Hills Lake Club, all of the money that they raised at their various events they put towards the naming rights of the classrooms," explained Amber Marshall, President of the Fundraising Committee for DSES.

The DSES has been fundraising for their new school for over a year now, and are just thousands of dollars away from reaching their goal.

"Every little bit gets us closer and closer to our goal of $1.2 million goal. We really are so close. Currently, our campaign stands at $1,131,330. So we are well on our way to that $1.2 million goal, however, we have just $70,000 left to close that gap," she continued.

Next up for the society is their Boots & Bowties gala which will feature a live auction of their Black Angus calf that was donated by the Eleanor Rosin family and the Shiloh Cattle Company.

"We are doing a live auction of our Black Angus calf. His name is Sir Loin and it is actually going to be our main event of our gala. Although Sir Loin won't be making it to the event, our DSES team is expecting that having a live auction that will be a hopefully a huge boost to our fundraising campaign," concluded Marshall.

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