Millet, AB – The big winner of the Millet Red Eye is The Friends of The Millet Library and the children’s programs it helps fund. The Millet Red Eye held a silent auction that raised $1,300.00 for The Friends of The Millet Library.
Jason Jaffray organizer of the Red Eye was looking for a way for the tournament to make a contribution to the community; his neighbor Debbie Swanson was looking for a fundraiser for The Friends of the Millet Library and the idea for the silent auction was born.
“We knew that the Red Eye had gotten a bad reputation as just being a bunch of partying ball players and we were looking for a way to turn that around,” explains Jaffray. “ Helping to raise funds for The Friends of the Millet Library seemed like a good way to do that and the fact that the money raised would be used to fund children’s programs made it even more attractive. We saw this as a real opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community.”
Jaffray is also quick to point out that without the help of his wife Amy, sister Sabrina Jaffray-Barnes, brother in law Richard Barnes and mother in law Linda Gauvin the success of The Millet Red Eye Tournament and the silent auction would not have been possible. “It was a real family affair and I couldn’t have done it without them and the very generous support of local business and individuals.”
The group would like to thank Arbors Greenhouse, Apple Drugs, Daisy Lane, Scissors, Millet Liquor Store and More, The Town of Millet, Jessica Wolden – Scentsy, Denise Blackstock – Activate, Brooke DeMartinis – Timeless Touch Massage, Christie Parkinson – Curves on Whyte Ave., Cash Canada Pawn and Ken Roberts Sports Memorabilia for their donations to the silent auction.