Frost Manor caps off 2019 with year’s biggest fundraiser

Annual Christmas craft sale raises more than $2,600 for residents’ council

The folks at Frost Manor ended 2019 with the Lindsay long-term care home’s annual Christmas craft sale, which turned out to be its biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Dec. 7 event raised $2,607.55 for Frost Manor’s residents’ council from sales generated at 18 vendor tables, a baked goods sale, 50-50 draws, raffles, a silent auction and a thrift table with gently-used items for sale.

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Burton says this year’s event saw exceptional resident and family participation which helped make it so successful.

“They helped in many ways – whether it was helping set up or taking tables down – and we had residents help sell the raffle tickets, and the residents also helped make a lot of the baked goods,” Lyndsay tells The OMNIway.

“It was a huge group effort with all hands on deck.”

Lyndsay says the bake sale was a major highlight of the event. Lyndsay, along with nutritional care manager Zach Jarvis and several residents, baked cookies and a large variety of savoury and fruit pies.

Money raised for residents’ council through the event will help support activities, outings and in-home entertainment for the 62 people who call Frost Manor home.

“We are pretty proud of what we did,” Lyndsay says. “It was a big day. It was our biggest fundraiser this year and we made it happen.”

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