Pugwash Toonie Draw a Win Win
The weekly Toonie Draw is a big hit for the Pugwash Fire Department. The 50/50 fundraiser has contributed over 10 thousand dollars to winners in the community.
The weekly draw was started last November in an effort to add some consistency to the fire department's community fundraising. Fire Chief Andy Yarrow is delighted with the community response. Over 600 people have signed up for the chance to split the weekly pot with the department. Chief Yarrow hopes that number might grow to two thousand, a number he had in mind at the start.
People register for their personal number, then simply attach that number to a "Toonie" and place it in one of the community boxes to enter that week's draw. The draw is made each Wednesday evening. If the number that is drawn was entered that week, you have a winner. However, if that number was not entered that week, the prize is carried over to the following week's draw.
Chief Yarrow says his fire department has a shopping list of needs and the Toonie Draw allows them to make purchases sooner.
You can sign up and play at any of the following locations: the Esso Station, Langille's Service Centre, Home Hardware, O'Brien's PharmaChoice, Sheryl's Bakery, the Convenience Store, or the Country Store in Port Howe.