Agassiz Spedway member Barbara Ten Bos (right) presents a giant cheque to Agassiz Harrison Community Services executive director Grace Admiraal. After counting the donated bottles and cans, cash, toys and food, the grand total supporting AHCS exceeds $2,000 (Contributed Photo/Barbara Ten Bos)

Agassiz Spedway member Barbara Ten Bos (right) presents a giant cheque to Agassiz Harrison Community Services executive director Grace Admiraal. After counting the donated bottles and cans, cash, toys and food, the grand total supporting AHCS exceeds $2,000 (Contributed Photo/Barbara Ten Bos)

Agassiz Speedway Christmas drive nets more than $2,000

Between cash, toys, food and bottles and cans, it’s a big support to AHCS

When the checkered flag waved on The Agassiz Speedway Christmas campaign, locals helped raise more than $2,000.

After the volunteers finally counted all the donated bottles and cans from the Nov. 28 drive and beyond, Barbara Ten Bos of the Agassiz Speedway presented Agassiz Harrison Community Services executive director Grace Admiraal with a giant cheque for $1,745. Combined with the food and toy donations, volunteers working with the Agassiz Speedway gathered well over $2,000 to support the AHCS in a number of essential ways.

Ten Bos thanked the community and the speedway members in a Facebook post on Thursday, Dec. 10, “who opened their hearts and supported this very important service in our community.”

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Normally held as a Christmas in July fundraiser and AHCS support drive, Nov. 28’s big event at Super Valu in Agassiz was put on hold this summer due to the pandemic.

Donors dropped off bags of bottles and cans to the Agassiz Speedway, made their donations at Super Valu and e-transferred cash donations.

To find out how you can support the AHCS this holiday season, visit agassiz-harrisoncs.ca.


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