59th Annual Hey Day

They are off and running! That will be the scene once again at this year’s KDHA Hey Day, at the North Grenville Curling Club, 200 Reuben Crescent in Kemptville. The great event takes place on Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8, and will be the 59th Hey Day since the Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary put on the first back in 1960.

At 6:30 pm on Friday, June 7, the doors will open to the lined-up bargain hunters, collectors, and treasure seekers, all looking to find bargains in sporting goods, books, clothing, craft items, china, furniture, jewelry, linens, plants, appliances, toys, ornaments and so much more.

There is always a mad rush to scoop up the delicious home baked pies and goodies at the bake table. This is a bargain shoppers dream! Lil’s canteen is also open throughout the event, with fresh sandwiches, coffee or soft drinks, and slices of homemade pie.

Raffle tickets will be on sale, including the final round of tickets for the Auxiliary’s annual 50-50 raffle (last year’s winner received almost $3,000). All raffle prizes, including the 50-50 winner, will be announced on Saturday, June 8, at 1 pm. Don’t miss out on the silent auction!

Hey Day is a perfect example of a community coming together in so many ways to support our local hospital. Donations and volunteers are the lifeblood of Hey Day, and you can help by donating items for sale. Remember us as you start spring cleaning. Items can be dropped off at the NG Curling Club, 200 Reuben Cres., on Wednesday, June 5, between 3 and 7 pm, and Thursday, June 6, between 9 am and 8 pm.

Please make sure that the items you donate are clean, saleable and in good working condition. Items we are unable to accept include:

Box springs, mattresses, sofa beds, encyclopedias, textbooks, technical manuals, refrigerators or freezers, strollers, playpens, car seats, highchairs, cribs, propane tanks, used Venetian blinds, tires or car batteries, suitcases, microwaves, sports helmets, computers, monitors, printers, televisions, or console stereos.

Volunteers! We always need volunteers, everyone is welcome! We need help with the arena table set up on Tuesday, June 4, between 4 and 6 pm, then on Wednesday, June 5 to Saturday, June 8.

To volunteer your time please contact Jolene 613-558-1761. Jolene loves the involvement she has with Hey Day: “I feel incredibly lucky to be able to part of this amazing fundraiser. The support from our community, families and friends, is remarkable. There are so many new people who have chosen Kemptville to retire, relocate and raise their families, many of whom have no idea what Hey Day is; but I can guarantee they all know where the Kemptville District Hospital is! I encourage them all to come out and just see what it’s all about… to get an understanding of the scope of such an enormous task, and the small army of spirited volunteers who work tirelessly to pull it off. They may even find a treasure or two. All in support of our hospital.”

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