On November 3, a fundraiser will be held at the Jaffray school for the Orr and Penner families. These families both had family members injured in a car accident that occurred outside of Hosmer on October 1, 2011. The accident occurred in the early morning when a vehicle crossed the centre line and veered into oncoming traffic. Two of the injured passengers were members of the Jaffray Junior Girls Volleyball team and were travelling to a tournament being hosted at Sparwood Secondary School. Bruce Orr and one of the girls were transferred to the East Kootenay Regional Hospital to receive treatment for their injuries and Shacarra Orr was sent to Alberta Children’s Hospital where after several days she was released. All of the injured parties have now been released from the hospital and are expected to make full recoveries. The injuries sustained by the other driver are unknown. Thankfully those of the Orr and Penner families are healing quickly, and getting better every day.
This fundraiser has two parts; a volleyball match and a silent auction. First, the Jaffray Junior Girls volleyball team will be playing the Ol’ Ladies volleyball team in an amusing and entertaining volleyball match. The Ol’ Ladies have been practicing their skills every Thursday, and hope to give the Junior girls an interesting game to say the least. The challenge will be the best of three sets, and be played with regulation rules. The doors will be opening at 6:30 p.m, donations will be accepted at the door. The game will be starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, with the silent auction concluding after the volleyball match. Any donations for the silent auction would be gratefully appreciated.
For more information please contact Sarann Press at (250) 529-7601. A special thanks to Jolene Gorrie who has helped arrange this fundraiser, and to all those who have contributed in any way to this event. We hope to see you there!
By Kaitlyn Haarstad
Free Press Staff