Randy Nelson, left, a fundraising coordinator for the Alison Lamont School of Dance from the Lloydminster Dance Academy, reported they netted $12,500 for Lamont dancers from the sale of raffle tickets for this new Ranger Crew side by side from Boundary Ford won by Sarah McMaster from Marshall. The proceeds will help send 28 female dancers on a dance production cruise next February. GEOFF LEE LLS PHOTO
Members of the Alison Lamont School of Dance are tapping their toes as a way of applauding the latest fundraiser for a 2019 dance production on a Caribbean cruise ship.
A raffle draw prize for a new Ranger Crew side by side from Boundary Ford netted $12,500 toward the cost of sending up to 28 Lamont female dancers on a performance cruise next February.
“The girls have an opportunity to dance on a cruise ship next February so we are just raising money to help get them there,” said Randy Nelson, fundraising coordinator for the Lloydminster Dance Academy that supports Lamont dance activities.
“Funds will be used for costumes, choreography and all the expenses that go along with getting them on to the cruise ship,” said Nelson.
“The girls are very excited; they are going to be working hard getting ready for their dance.”
Nelson said the proceeds from the raffle will cover a large portion of the expenses, but fundraising will continue right up to the dancers’ departure on Feb. 19 during the school break.
The winning draw draw prize was claimed by Sarah McMaster from Marshall, who picked up the keys to the side by side at the dealership on Monday and revealed it would go to new owner.
McMaster said she and her husband and their son own side by sides and didn’t need another one so they sold it after being notified last Friday of her win.