Friendly volunteers assisted shoppers at the GrammaLink-Africa Fabulous Fabric Sale April 21. (Photo by SUZAN YAWORSKI)

Red Deer fabric sale raises thousands

This year’s GrammaLink-Africa Fabulous Fabric Sale raised more than $9,000.

The annual event, held on April 21, raised money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African Grandmothers raising grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

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“We had such a huge crowd and such a variety of people, including kids,” said Faye Hughes with GrammaLink-Africa. “We were so gratified because everything we were selling is donated in the first place.”

Hughes said the sale typically raises around $9,000, but this sale was a little better than most years.

In the 10 years GrammaLink-Africa has been in Red Deer, it has raised more than $200,000.

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