It pays to be generous

WELLINGTON – Oct. 23, 2020 – Forty-two people from the Evangeline and surrounding areas recently learned that it pays to be generous, to give a little to those who have less. Camilla Costain of St. Nicholas, in particular, saw proof of this fact as she won a beautiful high-pressure washer and a notebook.

All of these generous people had made a contribution of non-perishable food or money to the community food drive to help the food bank clients of the Tyne Valley branch of the West Prince Caring Cupboard. In the first three weeks of October, locals contributed over $2,171 in food and money to the cause. Each contributor received a ballot for a random draw; some people made more than one contribution, so they received more than one ballot. Some therefore won more than one prize.

The Wellington Co-op, which served as the collection location for this community food drive, provided the main prize (the pressure washer). The other organizing partners, the Évangéline-Central Credit Union, RDÉE Prince Edward Island, the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI and the Wellington Rural Action Centre, also contributed a large number of other prizes.

Winners can simply drop by the Wellington Co-op to claim their prizes. Here is the list.

Aimée Arsenault – notebook
Amanda Stright – USB flash drive
André Gallant – USB flash drive
Anne Arsenault – toque
Anne M. Gallant – first aid kit
Arlene Stadelmayer – notebook
Brenda Bernard – coat
Brian Arsenault – USB flash drive
Camilla Costain – high pressure washer and notebook
Caroline Arsenault – USB flash drive
Claudette Arsenault – USB flash drive
Dena Arsenault – shopping bag of promotional items
Doug MacDougall – mason jar mug
Évangéline Gallant – shopping bag of promotional items
Gurbir Marhn – travel mug
Heather Penton – computer backpack
Irene MacCaull – lawn chair and USB flash drive
Kate Hutchinson – shopping bag of promotional items
Ken Elder – computer backpack
Ken Gallant – travel mug and USB flash drive
Leona Strongman – notebook
Linda Arsenault – notebook
Louise Arsenault – mason jar mug
Lucille Short – lined shopping bag
Macy – notebook
Marcella Poirier – – shopping bag of promotional items
Marcia Enman – mason jar mug and notebook
Marg Penwarden – first aid kit and USB flash drive
Marie Bernard – travel mug
Marie Maddix – – shopping bag of promotional items
Marielle Gallant – lined shopping bag
Mia Richard – first aid kit
Murray Sallas – notebook
Pam Arsenault – USB flash drive
R. Wallace – first aid kit
Rita Gallant – mason jar mug
Sam McInnis – first aid kit
Simone Arsenault – USB flash drive
Stella Arsenalt – lined shopping bag
Tania Bernard – lawn chair
Theresa Arsenault – mason jar mug
Victor Langford – travel mug



PHOTO: Camilla Costain, centre, of St. Nicholas was the lucky winner of this high-pressure washer through the random draw of names from contributors to the Evangeline area food drive. Presenting the top prize are organizers Annette Doherty, left, manager of Wellington Co-op, and Diane McInnis, marketing and communications officer with Évangéline-Central Credit Union.