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Donation helps fill bellies, improve literacy

The community of Taylor received a boost thanks to several fundraisers held by Aecon employees and contractors working at various Enbridge sites near Taylor through 2017. On Tuesday, Jan.
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From left: Kevin Loy, Pete Reier, Gerry Kyne, Mayor Rob Fraser, Councillor Betty Ponto, Councillor George Barber, and Councillor Dave Lueneberg. Supplied Photo

The community of Taylor received a boost thanks to several fundraisers held by Aecon employees and contractors working at various Enbridge sites near Taylor through 2017. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, representatives from Aecon and Enbridge returned to the community to present a cheque for $8,000 to the District of Taylor. 

Aecon fundraiser organizer Brad Mailman contacted the Community Services department about which children’s groups could benefit from these donations. As Aecon wanted funds to specifically benefit local families and children, the Community Services Department suggested Taylor Elementary as the appropriate and most valuable choice to have a large impact for the community. Aecon donated $2,500 to the breakfast program and $1,500 to the Taylor Elementary Library. 

Thanks to the efforts of Aecon as well as Community Services Director Laura Prosko and Program and Events Coordinator Kristen Danczak, arrangements were made with the school and donations went towards benefitting the lives of their students. 

“I am very appreciative of the donations towards the library,” said school librarian Lisa Frankham. “Thank you for advocating for the library.” 

In addition to the funds provided to Taylor Elementary, money was also given to help over 90 local children attend the Kids Kamp and Kids Zone Summer Programs. They also helped to provide new equipment and supplies for community programs and activities. 

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Brad Mailman, who organized the fundraiser (centre), along with Laura Prosko and Kristen Danczak. Submitted