Castor Op Shop donates funds Nov. 22

Museum, fire department receive funds from volunteer effort

By Lynn Sabo

On Wednesday Nov. 22 the volunteers of Castor’s Opportunity Shop presented cheques to two local causes.

This year the shop raised a total of $9,700 that was distributed back into the community. The Op Shop is run entirely by volunteers, with the building donated by the Town of Castor. Erma Marquart, Julie McFarland, Connie Gutenberg, and Don Adair keep the place running from May through November, opening weekly on Thursdays during that time, and ending the year with a huge Christmas sale in November.

Every year in the spring they decide where in the community the coming year’s funds raised will be donated. This year it was the Castor Museum and the Castor Fire Department that received donations.

Museum president Phil Dietz accepted a cheque of $7,500 on behalf of the museum board, and Fire Chief Pat Kelly, along with Deputy Fire Chief Lee Bagshaw, accepted a cheque for $2,200 for the Castor Volunteer Fire Department.

The Opportunity Centre would like to thank the community for their support. Everyone who donate items, as well as those who shop there, make the Shop the success that it is. They look forward to seeing you all again in the spring.

If anyone needs anything in the meantime, there are phone numbers of the volunteers listed on the door of the shop. Call them to set up a time to shop or to drop off donations.

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