KEMPTVILLE, ONTARIO, JUNE 19, 2018 – As the last pieces of furniture were lined up, shoes unpacked from boxes, and pieces of silver were polished, the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Auxiliary took a few moments on the afternoon of June 8, 2018 to recognize the contributions of the long-serving volunteers at its major yearly fundraiser, Hey Day.

Set-up was now complete for the 58th annual giant garage and yard sale, and all was in readiness for the eager bargain-hunters who would be lined up outside the doors of the Kemptville Curling Club a few hours later.

Jolene Stover, the energetic Convener of Hey Day for four years running, stepped up to the microphone. She began to call out the names of the volunteers who had helped out at Hey Day for 10 years or more.

This took several minutes, as 77 names were called out, and those in attendance lined up for a group photo. Stover was visibly emotional as she expressed the Auxiliary’s gratitude for this inspirational commitment to their annual fundraiser for Kemptville District Hospital.

Stover noted that there were an additional nine volunteers who had helped out at Hey Day for 25, 30, and 40 years or more: Crawford Barkhouse, the Churchill Family, Norma Fisher, Liz Forbes, Bev Fry, Marian McGahey, Avalon Pinhey, Cecile Prodonick, and Eleanor Scott. Three of these – Marian, Avalon, and Cecile, had been volunteering at Hey Day since the beginning.   Please click here for the continuation of this news article.

Hey Day volunteers 10 years plus