The Military Ames team at the fundraiser. Submitted file.

Military Ames fundraiser a great success

Pasta With a Purpose proves to be a winner

Saturday, March 30 Military Ames held their second annual “Pasta with a Purpose” and Cindy Postnikoff reports that it was a great success.

“We sold out the 6 p.m. sitting and based on the feedback we expect next year we’ll sell out the 7p.m. as well. We’ve had so many positive comments about the dinner and silent auction. People were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the meal and that they were served their dinner and it wasn’t the usual buffet style.

“Our Silent Auction had a great variety of items generously donated by merchants and folks from the community in both Kimberley and Cranbrook. We are very grateful to all who donated and helped make the night such a success.”

Funds raised went towards the 40 foot sea-can we purchased to store our items for Remembrance Day, Ames Day, Military Memorabilia donated to us that we use to display/educate and our ongoing garage sale donations. The $4300 sea-can is paid for now. “People often ask, “what are you up to next?” We have several ideas on the back burner and we’ll keep the public informed as we proceed,” Postnikoff said.

“The main focus of Military Ames is to support our Veterans. A very special thank you to everyone who supported us either by donating or attending the dinner. We couldn’t do what we do without the wonderful support we get from Kimberley and Cranbrook people. Also, a huge shout out to Riley Muir and Sasha Milne, our Rock Star waitresses. Chris Lafereniere, Rachelle Langlois and Nick Postnikoff who worked hard in the kitchen and of course our veterans Wayne, Kyle, Reg, Martin and Merle. We were an awesome team! We also want to acknowledge our Veterans who weren’t at the dinner – there simply weren’t enough jobs for all, but to those who did show up and get the Memorial Park all spiffed up for everyone to enjoy, Thank you.

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“Military Ames has once again been approached by a Veteran organization out of Calgary, Veterans Canada, who expressed they would like to come to Kimberley to do a Service at our Veteran Memorial Park. Saturday, June 8 Military Ames will host an Act of Remembrance in the Memorial Park. We have Veterans coming from Calgary – Montana to take part in the Service which will include the 75th Anniversary of D Day. We encourage the community to come out and take part in the ceremony. All Veterans are welcome and encouraged to join in the Ceremony and if you’d like to take part in the Colour Party, please call Cindy 250 919-3137. More details will follow.”

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