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Local Smile Cookie Campaign Bests Last Year’s Fundraising Total

$9,911 was raised during the week-long event that saw the $1 cookies sold at both Tim Hortons in Bancroft.

They came up just short of their goal for the campaign was $10,000. Director at Large with the Auxiliary Glenna Armstrong says when she told volunteers the news she got eight calls and emails from people wanting to pitch in the difference so they could reach their goal. She explains that owner of both Tim Hortons in Bancroft Sean Murphy told her that the fundraising total is final as of Sunday at midnight, so any donations that come in after that don’t count towards it.

Last year $8,797 was brought in during the campaign. Armstrong says she was overjoyed that the weather was nice all week long and, most importantly, the Auxiliary’s volunteers were out in full force. She thanked the three banks in Bancroft for offering up their spaces to sell cookies over the weekend. She also said that York River Public School Principal Lisa Resmer stopped by one of the Tim Hortons to buy a batch of cookies to hand out to students.

The Auxiliary’s last campaign is the year is the Festival of Trees that’s coming up in December. Trees will be donated to the Auxiliary with businesses from North Hastings decorating them, with them later being displayed at the Corner Cafe for people to bid on.

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