Emily Cledgett is the director of Rosetown Kid Kare. She said the smile cookie initiative that took place last week with the local Tim Hortons resaurant in total raised $48,460.85.
She wanted to thank everyone who bought cookies, businesses that matched the donations, and everyone who helped decorate cookies throughout the week. "We want to say a big thank you to Central Plains Co-op, Western Sales, Regal Motors, Impact Energy Services, Prairie Center Credit Union, G-Mac's Ag Team and Rosetown Mainline Motors. They all matched the dollar amount raised from our cookie sales during the week." She went on to mention that she was very proud of the community members, staff and parents who helped tirelessly.
Cledgett announced the plan for the money that has been raised, "Our plan for these funds and any other funds that we raise over the next little bit is Kid Kare is going to be building a new facility."
Rosetown is a growing community and new spaces were needed. "We're going to go from 63 spaces in this building to a 90 space facility and we have the property for it. Now it's just raising the money to actually start building." The current facility is run out of the Civic Centre on Highway 4 North.
Money is always a factor in these projects, however there's also approvals, permits and a ton of work that has to be done in order to get to this point. Cledgett talks about the process, "It's been ongoing for a couple of years now. Lots of behind the scenes work. We've got our engineered drawings done and just finishing up mechanical and electrical drawings and then it'll be full force in the permitting and raising funds."
"It's very exciting and a definitely well needed thing in Rosetown." Final words from Cledgett really emphasize why there was so much support for smile cookies again at the Tim Hortons Rosetown location, who had the most cookies sold in all of Canada last year. "It's going to help out lots of families in the area."