Order your tickets before Christmas to save $25 per couple at the Hilltop Pharmacy Mardi Gras Gala, featuring a feast of southern cuisine and entertainment by musician Ian Stewart. Wine, martinis and dinner are included in the tickets, priced at $175 per couple for the rest of this week, going to $100 per person after Christmas. Proceeds support the Red Deer chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta. Purchase tickets online at www.schizophrenia.ab.ca or call 403-597-6873.
Innisfail Junior Senior High School has been given a $5,000 award for its recycling program by executive members of the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation. As well, the 615 students each received a T-shirt. Innisfail students recycled more beverage containers in the province than any other school in that particular size category, collecting 181,000 containers and making $18,000 in profit last school year. Students collect containers from more than 10 bins at the school every week and a staff member helps take them to the bottle depot. The money raised goes to activities in the school like band, athletic programs and field trips.
A story about homeless people on Page A1 of Friday’s Advocate had some wrong information. People’s Place has a few rooms (not suites) but most guests sleep on a cot-like bed in a large open space. People’s Place provides an overnight emergency shelter for people who are sober and there is no application process.
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