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100+ Women group puts donations into play

The Annapolis Valley 100 Women Who Care group heard from three great community causes at their March 21 meeting in Kentville. Group secretary Sara White, right, is shown with Luke Redden, left, and Jeremy Vandenhof from the Berwick & District Volunteer Fire Department, Debbie Reimer, front left, from the Kids Action Program and Kate Dalton, centre, and Erin Haysom from the Wolfville School Playground Improvement Committee - the chosen charitable group.
The Annapolis Valley 100 Women Who Care group heard from three great community causes at their March 21 meeting in Kentville. Group secretary Sara White, right, is shown with Luke Redden, left, and Jeremy Vandenhof from the Berwick & District Volunteer Fire Department, Debbie Reimer, front left, from the Kids Action Program and Kate Dalton, centre, and Erin Haysom from the Wolfville School Playground Improvement Committee - the chosen charitable group. - Contributed
KENTVILLE, N.S. —

Making a school and community playground “the best it can be” will be the result of the latest gathering of 100+ Women Who Care Annapolis Valley, as the Wolfville School Playground Improvement Project was the chosen charity March 21.

The charitable group met for its quarterly event in Kentville’s Main Street Station. Safeguard Property Management & Services will host the next three 2019 meetings of the group as the site sponsor.

Erin Haysom and Kate Dalton represented the Wolfville playground project, which has already tackled turning its soccer field from dirt and rocks into a safe, playable surface; and is now just $25,000 short of its $200,000 playground project, including a retaining wall, outdoor exercise equipment and play structures for all ages.

Two other groups presented at this evening’s meeting: the Berwick and District Volunteer Fire Department and the Kids Action Program. The Berwick fire department plans to replace a heavy, three-part Jaws of Life tool with an e-draulic multitool. The $15,000 piece of equipment is lighter, easier to use and means, with fewer volunteers and always heavy demands, the department can respond fast and effectively. The Kids Action Program will develop an anger management program for children in response to a presentation it made to Valley paediatricians last fall and their professional suggestion.

The 100+ Women Who Care Annapolis Valley meet quarterly, with members pledging to give $100 donations to each event’s voted recipient. Non-profit groups are nominated by 100+ Women members for the opportunity to present. The next meeting is 6 p.m. June 13 at Main Street Station, Kentville. Find out more at 100womenvalley.ca.

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