With more than $1.4 million raised in eight years, the Grande Prairie STARS team looks forward to a bit of a second Christmas after the traditional Dec. 25 date.
“This event is certainly a huge part of our year and success,” says Shaundra Siebert, team lead with the Grande Prairie STARS Foundation.
“There certainly has been strong support for the Hangar dance,” adds president of the Grande Prairie Oilmen’s Association Rob Petrone. “STARS is such a great addition to the community.”
STARS has been flying high over Grande Prairie and the Peace for 12 years now. Siebert say the support has been – in the clouds. “It has been astounding really.”
Kelly Coney with the GP association says the hunt is still on for unique auction items. He says there is no real fundraising target this year.
“There are more people attending than ever before, so we are hoping for the best,” he says.
Siebert says the Hangar Dance was a homegrown concept that is still turning as it looks to the skies towards a decade of the event.
“We couldn’t do what we do at STARS without the oilmen – they are a real force.”
The event goes January 26 at the Tara Centre in Grande Prairie.
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