Around 190 people came to share an evening of good food and great company last Saturday. The event hosted special guests Sheldon Kennedy, Dave Schultz, Steve McIntyre and Ryan Tunall who took time to tell stories of their experiences including their time in the NHL.  

There was also a live auction sponsored by local businesses to help raise even more money. 

The total at the end of the night after all expenses was 84 thousand dollars.  

Garrett Turner, Recreation Director for the town of Eston, is making sure this gets put to good use. 

“Third of it will go to the Eston Lion swimming pool and the other 2/3 is going to go to our fairgrounds project.” 

The Fair grounds project aims in part to fix the ball diamonds as well as add new ones, 

“Yeah, with minor ball in Eston this year, there's 153 kids registered and right now we only really have two diamonds that they can use so it's a bit of a scheduling nightmare and moving forward, we’re hoping to add two additional diamonds and then refurbished two diamonds that are there right now, but not quite in good enough shape for us to use.”