A playhouse was built at Red Deer Polytechnic for a raffle to money for Ronald McDonald House Alberta. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

A playhouse was built at Red Deer Polytechnic for a raffle to money for Ronald McDonald House Alberta. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Money raised for Ronald McDonald House Alberta

Raffle raises $4,000

Red Deer Polytechnic’s carpentry department and Finishing Touch Builders teamed up to raise more than $4,000 for Ronald McDonald House Alberta.

The prize for the raffle, a custom-made playhouse, was built at RDP by carpentry student Jared Wesenberg, of Blackfalds, who is an apprentice with the local builder.

John Campbell, owner and manager of Finishing Touch Builders, said a lot of people supported the raffle because they knew people who used Ronald McDonald House.

He said given the current situation with COVID-19, and the downturn in the economy, the charity will appreciate a little help from the community.

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Carpentry instructor Lawrence Hirschkorn said the raffle could become an annual fundraiser and encouraged companies to donate supplies next year.

The raffle draw was held Wednesday. The winner of the playhouse, worth about $3,000, was Sheryl Skaalerud, of Leslieville.



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