Shindig sells out for fourth year straight
By Jenn Watt
Published Nov. 28, 2017
The Highlands Christmas Shindig again brought the community together for an evening of celebration in aid of a good cause.
Fuel for Warmth received a novelty cheque for $22,225 at the end of the event on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion, but the charity’s treasurer, Lorne McNeil, says donations keep rolling in.
“I suspect the total to become at least $23,500,” he wrote in a follow-up email to the paper.
The production included more than 40 performers, 31 sponsors, 21 contributors, 27 volunteers and five media sponsors.
Fuel for Warmth assists residents in paying their fuel bills through the winter months, which are especially difficult in the seasonal economy. More than a quarter of families assisted are seniors, 22 per cent include children. In four years of the Shindig, $70,000 has been raised.
The event is produced by Mike Jaycock and Lorraine McNeil.