Spring Fling Thanks

Dear Editor,

On Saturday, June 8, “Loose Gravel” band offered a gig at the Sekiu Community Center. They gave us all a fine collection of enjoyable bluegrass and other type songs. Several couples enjoyed dancing and we all shared from our potluck refreshments.

This event was a fundraiser for the Center’s heating system. Our heat pumps were irreparably damaging last February by ice and maybe power surges. They are too old to repair, thus if our backup furnaces are inadequate we will have a very major expense.

We received an amazing $800 in donations that evening, which is very good for our small community.

We also ran a raffle for a hanging flower basket, and two afghans made by local residents years ago in perfect condition, and a beautiful embroidered towel. To help with the drawing, I called upon a young girl attending. She mixed the tickets very carefully. When it came time to draw for the first afghan, she drew a ticket for Hazel Maneval. That was amazing because she had expressed a desire for one the day before. But then she won the second afghan! And then for our last prize, a hand-stitched kitchen towel, she won again. We were astounded! At the same time, it felt really O.K.

We wish to thank “Loose Gravel” for this fine evening!

John Burdick,

West End Youth and Community Club

(Managers of Sekiu Community Center)