Pie auction raises funds to combat modern slavery

A lot of people came out to the Clearwater Baptist Church on the evening of Nov. 3

Vienna Moilliet holds one of 25 pies that were sold by silent auction during a Pies for Freedom event she organized. Nearly $1

A lot of people came out to the Clearwater Baptist Church on the evening of Nov. 3 for a Pies for Freedom event that had been organized by Vienna Moilliet. Money was being raised to go to the International Justice Mission (IJM) to be used to free women in sex slavery in India and to provide after-care.

When people arrived at the church they went around to look at the 25 delicious looking pies that had been donated by companies and individuals to be bid on. It was a silent auction. There were also about two dozen cute little mini pies in jars made by the girls of the joint church youth group Y2C. These pies could also be bid on.

At 7 p.m. everyone was called into the sanctuary of the church. Moilliet welcomed everyone for coming out and gave instructions on how the evening was to run. Valerie and John Gerber, Seth Moilliet, and Colleen Rothwell then provided music.

Seth Moilliet and Lorina McLeod gave two tearful monologues, based on true stories. There was a video called At The End of Slavery that showed people in different countries telling how they became slaves and then how they had been freed by IJM. After the video people rushed out and did more bidding on the pies. There was some very stiff competition, which had everyone laughing and wondering who would end up with the pie.

Vienna narrated a story that she wrote that she called God and Suffering. It was about a child going to God and asking Him to end the suffering in the world. The message of the story was that it was up to everybody of the world to do his or her part in getting rid of it.

There was more live music and bidding ended at 9 p.m. Donated door prizes were handed out and then everybody was told who got the various pies. The highest pie bid came to $130 for a peanut butter pie donated by the High Five Diner in Little Fort. The diner also donated a huge pumpkin pie.

 

The total amount of money raised came to $1,196.68, an incredible amount for a first time event. Moilliet was very grateful to everyone who donated pies and to those who bought them. She said that she felt relaxed throughout the evening. Everyone had a good time and took their treasures home to satisfy their sweet tooth.

 

 

Just Posted

Police chase ends in two arrests

Suspects in stolen truck evade RCMP from Alberta border to Clearwater area

Independent business in Blue River pays it forward

Blue River Sledz donates a generous amount of clothes to the less fortunate in Kamloops

Clearwater Carpet Bowlers give to three local groups

Carpet Bowling is held at the Evergreen Acres Hall on Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m.

Yellowhead Community Services (YCS) celebrates community partnerships at open house

The event featured musical performances by the children in both care groups operated by YCS

Hospital Auxiliary raffle winner

The next fundraiser for the group is the annual Garden Party on May 5, 2019

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

B.C. fire chief pleads with Ottawa for traumatic stress support

Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty presented concerns to federal government

‘I practically begged’: Kootenay woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

There was a strong police presence outside the central Saint Lazare train station, where police in riot gear checked bags

ICBC to apply for 6.3% hike to basic insurance rates

Crown Corporation said it will be submitting its next basic rate application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Friday

Media, robotics, Indigenous studies coming to B.C. Grade 12 classrooms in 2019-20

Provincial tests are also being changed for students in Grade 10 to 12, the Education Ministry said

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Canfor Corp. extending temporary curtailment of sawmills in B.C.; cutting hours

Vancouver-based company says the decision is due to declining lumber prices, high log costs and log supply constraints

Most Read