Bella Coola came together last week to support Ben and Erin Smith with a fundraising Halloween Dance and Trivia Night at the Legion. The Legion raised $2,370 and the dance $9,036 for a total of $11,406.
The dance floor was packed at Lobelco Hall while picking out who was who proved to be challenging! AKA provided some stellar music and the crowd danced the night away.
Ben and Erin Smith were touched by the efforts, saying that at these times the Valley “feels like a big family.” They were especially grateful to everyone who donated; whether it be time, efforts, volunteer hours, raffle prizes and more.
“Thanks again for everyones support in our efforts to fundraise for Erin’s PPMS treatment. We are all blessed to live in such an amazing caring and community minded Valley. I have heard a few people say, (and I happen to agree with them) that when these events are going on it almost feels like a big family. It really is great to feel part of that,” said Ben. “These amounts have taken our total raised to $26,523 which is truly awesome. While we are raising money for a serious reason it has been great to see so many friendly faces out and having fun while we do it. Thank you Bella Coola.”