More than 200 people came out to support the Early Learning and Care Stakeholder Action Group (ELCSAG) at the Golden Rotary’s fundraising gala.
The guests were fed a delicious steak dinner by the Whitetooth Bistro (including dessert from Kickin Thyme Catering), and were kept entertained by performances from Krista and the Crybabies, the Parson Jazz Cooperative, and DJ Mihajic Touch.
The Rotary Club organized the fundraiser to support ELCSAG in their goal of opening an early learning and care HUB. The group looked for an existing space to put the HUB, but was unable to find one in Golden that fit their needs. They will instead be building the centre next to Alexander Park Elementary School.
The Rotary Gala was the kick-off to their fundraising for this project, and was a great way to get it started.
Not only did the event raise more than $12,000 from ticket sales, 50/50 draws, a VIP table draw, and various donations (particularly from the staff at The Golden Taps, and Elite Nutrition), but Rotary also put in their own donation of $25,000.