The MD of Bonnyville has made a 5,000 dollar donation to Haying in the ’30s this year.
Council will also help the charity out in other ways too. They also agreed to have their staff build 25 metal picnic table frames a year, over the next five years, costing about a hundred bucks per frame. Haying In the ‘30s uses about 400 picnic tables at the event. Each year they build and replace broken ones. Volunteers will finish off the frames at the annual work nights that take place before the event. Council also agreed to provide any lumber that is not used for campground firewood to Haying in the ‘30s, which they will use during the old time sawmill demonstration and in renovating buildings on the site.
The annual fundraiser takes place on August 5th and 6th and raises money to support victims of cancer while they go through treatment. The event has assisted more than 3500 individuals diagnosed with cancer in the Lakeland region since it began. The first workbee will be on Wednesday,May 31st at 7:00PM and will continue every Wednesday leading up to the event.