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Easter bazaar brings in $5,000 for Pleasant Manor auxiliary
Women's auxiliary chair Anne Litke estimates the Easter bazaar brought in about $5,000 for Pleasant Manor. DAVE VAN DE LAAR

The women’s auxiliary annual Easter bazaar and bake sale came and went in a flash, but left the long-term residents of Pleasant Manor a little more enriched in its wake. 

Anne Litke, chair of the ladies’ auxiliary, estimates the Saturday morning sale raked in about $5,000 for the residents of Pleasant Manor.

The money will go toward items outside the budget of the long-term care home, Litke explained.

“We’re going to be buying some outdoor furniture for this garden area, and we want to update that,” she said.

Some of the funds will go to the Montessori programs the home uses to support people with dementia.

Litke has been with the volunteer group for about two years.

“This is my passion,” she said. “I like working with older people.”

She said her mother and grandmother both stayed at Pleasant Manor before they died, and her brother now lives in the long-term care community as well.

“This is a good place to be. It’s a wonderful community,” she said. “No home is perfect, but I think this one is doing pretty good.”

Litke estimated about 200 people turned out for the bazaar, which was organized by a team of about 20 volunteers.


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