South Peace News
Citizens in High Prairie and area can now fulfill their furniture needs and support community groups at the same time.
Wildrose Furniture and Appliances is offering an eight-week promotion to help community groups by giving them much-needed cash. The store is donating five per cent of all sales until Aug. 30 and dispersing the money to community groups.
East Prairie Metis Settlement manager Albert Quinn says he thought of the idea when thinking one day how the East Prairie Settlement could become even more involved in the community than it is.
"I thought this would be a nice way to tell the people we do care," says Quinn. "We want to be part of the community."
He brought forward the idea to the settlement council who gave it their blessing.
Wildrose manager Rose Lizee also says the promotion is a good idea.
"We want to promote and highlight East Prairie's interest and well-being of High Prairie and area," says Lizee.
The first four-week period from July 7 to Aug. 2 will see non-profit sports and recreation groups receiving the money. The second four-week part of the promotion from Aug. 4-30 will see non-profit groups not involved in recreation receive the money.
Lizee says any group can apply for the money simply by submitting a letter of interest to her at Wildrose.
All items in the store are included in the promotion. Lizee will have featured items in the store on sale throughout the promotion. Currently, they are clearing out rugs and blankets in addition to a 20 per cent sale on dinette sets and 50 per cent of selected prints.
Quinn can't stress enough the importance of being involved in the community.
"This will happen the message get out," he says. "It will be good for our image and help the sort out a bit.
"The message is we're in High Prairie and we're a part of the community."
If successful, Quinn would like to see the promotion become an annual event.
Wildrose's business hours are Monday-Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The phone number is 523-4240.
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