2020 Busy B Banquet & Donation

Here’s an article from the Tofield Mercury about the wonderful folks at Busy “B” in Tofield, who donated to our cause again this year. These are the kinds of people who make the world go around! Thanks Yvonne, Debby and all of you wonderful people. Sorry I had to duck out early; some students were covering rehearsal for me!

(If link is broken it means the article is no longer available at the Tofield Mercury).

Busy B Open House showcases various community projects

Busy B Open House showcases various community projects

BY EDITOR · MARCH 11, 2020

One of the cornerstones of Tofield and area community, Busy B held its Annual Open House and Awareness event on Saturday, March 7 at the Tofield Community Hall.

Busy B ladies who volunteer round the year working on various projects pose for a group shot on Saturday morning. Seen here from left, Josie Melney, Yvonne Brown, Elsie Shaw, Claire Thomas, Debby Mosby, Brenda Wall, Jean Williams, and Bev Davis. MOUSH JOHN PHOTOS

The first hour was dedicated to all the 30 projects that Busy B supports, followed by an invitation dinner made by The United Church ladies.

“We were very happy with the turnout,” said Yvonne Brown, who is the main operator and organizer of the establishment along with her team of “awesome volunteers”. “We are so happy that we were able to give out some cheques to local organizations who are an integral part of our community.”

Brown who sits on various boards in town and beyond has been raising awareness to all the projects that were on display.

Ladies from The United Church made the roast beef dinner along with scrumptious desserts as shown below. Seen here are from left, Yvonne Allan, Edith Schmidt, Sandy Lusk, Kim Walker, Lorraine Irwin, and Ruth Ellen Appleby.

From yarn for the Tofield Lodge Knitters to Edmonton’s Reuse Centre, there were a huge range of projects that Busy B supports.

“Among the funds we gave out were cheques to the Tofield Ag. Society for the Bull Bash ($500); Happy Wanderers ($500); Wild Oats & Notes Music Festival ($300); Tofield School Christmas Breakfast ($250); Tofield School Musical Theatre ($300); Big Picture Theatre in Holden ($300); and Ryley Swimming Pool ($2,400 – $200 for each month),” Brown said. “These organizations have been so amazing, involving kids and adults in different . . . (the rest of the article is only available at the Tofield Mercury).

Seen here are representatives of the various organizations who received Busy B donations. From left, Nicole Hillyer, representing Tofield School; Lionel Williams, representing Tofield Ag. Society; Joe Yurkowski with Wild Oats and Notes; Roger Harrison of Holden Theatre; and Lucy Anderson of Happy Wanderers.


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