It’s almost time for Hey Day


by David Shanahan

Every year, the Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary stage what has been one of the most popular and widely-supported events of the year – Hey Day. Jolene Stover, Hey Day Coordinator for the Auxiliary, points out that: “Hey Day is the largest indoor garage sale in the region and the Auxiliaries largest fund raiser. All of the money we raise at Hey Day goes directly to purchasing equipment for the hospital, specifically equipment that will enhance the patient experience.”.

As Jolene says, “We are an extremely lucky community to have such an incredible facility accessible to our families. We need to continue to support the many fundraising efforts that go on throughout the year. There is no government funding available to the hospital to purchase what it needs to care for the patients”.

These days, aside from the garage sale itself, one of the most successful aspects of Hey Days is the traditional 50-50 draw. The volunteers from the Auxiliary will be selling 50-50 tickets at all three Kemptville grocery stores starting this weekend. So, when you head out to do your shopping at the B&H, Independent, and Food Basics stores, remember to pick up your 50-50 tickets and join in the fun and fundraising by the KDH Auxiliary 59th Hey Day! The big weekend itself is coming on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8.


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