Sugar Plum

Pausing in their duties at last month’s Sugar Plum Festival are (from left) Cindy Lonis, a Delta resident who serves as finance chair for Altrusa International of Delta; Kami Collins, president; and Cindy Hansen, event coordinator.

Last month’s Sugar Plum Festival was a crowd pleaser and a financial success. The two-day autumn festival is staged each year by Altrusa International of Delta as a social gathering and fundraiser. The two-day event was held Oct. 25-26 at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta. Altrusa is a non-profit service organization which focuses on literacy.

A crowd of 300 attended the October festival preview which featured lavishly decorated tables depicting the theme of “Around the World in 80 Days” as well as a social mixer. Another 400 attended the following day’s luncheon and fashion show. This year’s event raised approximately $14,000.

This is the 16th year for the festival. Proceeds from the event go to support scholarships for high school students and adults who are continuing their education. Last year, Altrusa awarded five $1,000 scholarships to adult learners and four $500 scholarships to Cedaredge and Delta youngsters who participated in ASTRA, which is Altrusa’s organization for high school students.

Prospective new members are welcome to attend one of the organization’s lunch-time meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The group meets at Daveto’s meeting room at 520 Main St., Delta. The cost for lunch is $12. Please notify the group no later than the Friday before that Wednesday to make a reservation. To reserve a lunch spot or for further information please email Altrusa president, Kami Collins (president@altrusainternationalofdelta.com) or Jackie Schoonover (membership_chair@altrusainternational.com).

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