TRURO – Things are quickly coming together for this year’s Hubbub in support of the Colchester Regional Hospital Auxiliary.
“We’ve been doing pretty good,” said Frank Arseneau, who is co-chairing the event with Struan Hale this year. “We’ve started picking materials up – things for our ‘New to You’ table, but we’re still looking to pick up sweaters.”
The event, which begins at 9 a.m. at the Cobequid Educational Centre on Oct. 26, didn’t happen last year for a variety of reasons, but it’s back and the organizers want it to be bigger than ever.
“We want to top all others,” said Hale, noting the event raised the most about two years ago at around $30,000.
Arseneau said they are still looking for a number of donations for the event, including fudge and other goodies for a bake table.
“Those things can be brought in Friday night, but if people want stuff picked up, they can call us,” he said.
A box is set up under the stairs at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre, across from the gift and coffee shop, for those wishing to drop off sweaters.
“Roops Cleaners has been good to us – they clean the sweaters, fold them, and bring them down to us,” said Hale.
This year, Scotiabank employees will be assisting in the event and matching some of the money raised.
With a number of volunteers coming forward, the co-chairs say it wouldn’t be successful without the support of the community.
“Water N Wine sells used books and over the past 10 or 12 years, they have given us $17,000. That’s the kind of support we get from the community,” Hale said.
The event will feature homemade pickles, jams and jellies, among others, and there will be books, 50/50 draws, health displays and a Christmas table.
All the money raised will go back into the auxiliary, which supports the health centre.
Volunteers will be selling tickets on a quilt and hooked rug at Masstown Market, Foodland and MacQuarries Pharmasave leading up to the event, as well as at the Hubbub. Inglis Jewellers has donated a diamond ring, which will be raffled off as well.
To volunteer or arrange a donation, call Frank Arseneau at 897-4080, or Struan Hale at 895-5277.