And the Winners are – The OFRA Residents!

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HarvestFest Event

The Ontario Finnish Resthome Association and Foundation were once again overwhelmed and touched with the amount of support from the community for both the Harvest Fest Draw and Event held on September 7th, 2018.

This year OFRA and the Foundation increased its prize package again. We had almost 140 businesses, staff members and volunteers working endlessly, volunteering their time to help us sell our Harvest Fest Draw tickets.

Ticket sales brought in a net total of over $31,100!  An additional $2,900 was raised from our 50/50 and Penny Raffle at the event. All of the money raised through our lottery efforts will be used to purchase a new wheelchair accessible bus for all the residents of OFRA.

The Harvest Fest Draw winners are:

Grand Prize: 12ft White Cedar Barrel Sauna with Change Room & Wood Stove made by Leisure Living & a Beer Fridge and a gift certificate  for $592.20 (12 cases of beer) from Northern Superior Brewing Co.
Winner: Nick Perri – Ticket #1912

1st Prize: 2018 Polaris Ranger 570 from Rivercity Motorsports & Trailers or $10,000
Winner: Brian Stoneman – #3865

2nd Prize: Custom Miralis Kitchen Cabinets & Design Services from Soo Mill Buildall or $6,000
Winner: Vesa Murtonen – #2702

3rd Prize: 2018 18ft All Aluminum Car Trailer
Winner: Alice Cote – Ticket #3250

The 3rd Annual Harvest Fest Event was just as successful! The money raised through this years’ event will go towards our New Long-Term Care Redevelopment Project capital campaign to meet the growing needs of our residents and the community.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors.  Our Gold Sponsors consisted of Leisure Living and SalDan General Contractors Ltd. Our Silver Sponsors were Northern Superior Brewing Co. and Sault Chiropody Clinic and our Bronze Sponsor was SK Group Inc.

This year’s event was held at a new venue, The Machine Shop and it was a hit, serving up more space and amazing food!! We brought back the ever entertaining dynamic duo of Vernon Bailey and Vanha Vhite!  This definitely generated some well-deserved belly laughter!! The night was capped off with the musical talents of HWY 638!

The event itself brought in over $30,700, which included sponsorship, dinner tickets, live and silent auctions, the marketplace and in-kind donations. The donation of all our prizes, goods and services as well as the marketplace items were phenomenal.  The final overall net total of all cash and in-kind donations and the draws were valued at almost $65,000.

The Ontario Finnish Resthome Association and Foundation would like to thank the generous residents and businesses of Sault Ste. Marie and area for your ongoing support. Every day you donate prizes, you purchase tickets and you continue to make numerous donations that help to maintain the highest level of care for our residents. Again, Thank you from the Homes with a Heart!