Two fundraisers are on the go to support 18 people heading to Guatemala in August.
The Guatemala-Tatamagouche Schools Project will see 18 people, including seven high school students, spend Aug. 21 to 31 in Guatemala. To help get them there, tickets are being sold on a gift box to be raffled off, and a Guatemalan Supper, with silent auction, is planned for late February.
The contingent chosen to go include: students Sadie MacDonald, Rye Coombs, Daniel Smith, Klane Murray, Morgan Rees, Meagan Flanagan, and Paige Mathewson; three parents; teachers Terri-Lynne Reid, Paul Martin, and Anne MacDonald Martin; two interpreters who have been on delegations to Guatemala in the past; two Breaking the Silence Members; and Hannah Martin, who worked at the New Hope Foundation in Rabinal, Guatemala.
Tickets on the gift box, which will be drawn for on Feb. 9 at the elementary school, are $2 each or five for $5. The gift box will be at CG Fulton Pharmacy during the week, and at Tatamagouche Foodland on Saturdays until the draw.
A Guatemalan supper and silent auction will be held at the fire hall on Feb. 24. The supper will feature a Guatemalan meal, silent auction, and slideshow presentation by Hannah Martin.