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Travelling toilet fundraiser to benefit local 4-H club members


TRURO – It’s not every day a pink toilet turns up at your front door, but over the next 10 weeks it’s definitely a possibility.

The Truro North River 4-H Club has a unique fundraiser underway that is aimed to help 11 girls from the club participate in an exchange program.

“We have a group of 11 girls that are going out west in July, and then in August, a group of girls from that community is coming here,” said Melissa Patriquin, the mini and light horse leader for the local club.

“We wanted to raise money for the girls to go out west, and it will be an even bigger experience for the ones that are coming here because they don’t have as many opportunities.”

Patriquin said she saw an idea on Pinterest, which is now floating around the area – a pink toilet, complete with flowers in the tank.

“That one caught my eye, and our general leader owns Patton’s Plumbing,” she said, adding her idea was receptive from the beginning.

There are currently two pink toilets making the rounds, with three different “plumbing policies.”

A $10 donation will allow you to “give it away,” while doubling that to $20 sends it to a friend. For $30, you’re purchasing insurance so the toilet doesn’t return to you.

The fundraiser will be on the go until the group leaves on July 8 for Treherne, Manitoba.

“It’s a very secluded place,” said Patriquin. “The girls may be camping or tenting, we don’t know yet.”

It’s through 4-H that this opportunity became available, and it was opened up to junior and senior members. Those that are going range from age 13 to 18. The girls from the Manitoba club will arrive Aug. 9 and stay until the 15.

“One of the things that the girls want to do is go to Stanfields,” the leader said, adding they’ve asked for suggestions from the girls that will be visiting.

“We’ll take them mudsliding and go to a museum in Halifax, and possibly Peggy’s Cove. Gittens Lodge was also on the list…things people want to see and do when they’re in Nova Scotia.”

 

rtetanish@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

The Truro North River 4-H Club has a unique fundraiser underway that is aimed to help 11 girls from the club participate in an exchange program.

“We have a group of 11 girls that are going out west in July, and then in August, a group of girls from that community is coming here,” said Melissa Patriquin, the mini and light horse leader for the local club.

“We wanted to raise money for the girls to go out west, and it will be an even bigger experience for the ones that are coming here because they don’t have as many opportunities.”

Patriquin said she saw an idea on Pinterest, which is now floating around the area – a pink toilet, complete with flowers in the tank.

“That one caught my eye, and our general leader owns Patton’s Plumbing,” she said, adding her idea was receptive from the beginning.

There are currently two pink toilets making the rounds, with three different “plumbing policies.”

A $10 donation will allow you to “give it away,” while doubling that to $20 sends it to a friend. For $30, you’re purchasing insurance so the toilet doesn’t return to you.

The fundraiser will be on the go until the group leaves on July 8 for Treherne, Manitoba.

“It’s a very secluded place,” said Patriquin. “The girls may be camping or tenting, we don’t know yet.”

It’s through 4-H that this opportunity became available, and it was opened up to junior and senior members. Those that are going range from age 13 to 18. The girls from the Manitoba club will arrive Aug. 9 and stay until the 15.

“One of the things that the girls want to do is go to Stanfields,” the leader said, adding they’ve asked for suggestions from the girls that will be visiting.

“We’ll take them mudsliding and go to a museum in Halifax, and possibly Peggy’s Cove. Gittens Lodge was also on the list…things people want to see and do when they’re in Nova Scotia.”

 

rtetanish@trurodaily.com

Twitter: @TDNRaissa

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