Saturday, July 21, 2012

#PrayForLydia Fundraiser July 26 2012 @DQLaurelwood

Fundraiser for the Herrle Family

If you are anywhere near Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario chances are you have read/heard about the accident that took place just outside of Herrles Market.  In May of this year Lydia Herrle was struck by a truck as she was getting off her school bus.  More info about what happened can be read here.  Being a beloved family business in the area, residents of the Region of Waterloo gathered quickly to show the Herrle Family their support.

The hastag #PrayForLydia spread quickly through the twitter and has people worldwide praying for Lydia's recovery.

Green ribbons are wrapped around trees, tied to light posts and hung from front porches to send the message to remember to #PrayForLydia

The community we live in continues to find ways to show the Herrle Family just how much they mean to this area, buy finding ways to help the family.

Last month a wrote a post about a month long fundraiser happening for all of July 2012 where visitors to the Dairy Queen in Laurelwood could buy paper ribbons for $1 with all the proceeds going to the Herrle Family to help with the ongoing care that Lydia will require.

Rob Maxwell the owner of @DQLaurelwood spoke about the fundraiser at the 9:55 min. mark of this video.  Since then hundreds of dollars have been raised, but Rob didn't stop there.

Miracle For Lydia Day

On July 26th Rob is having a Miracle For Lydia Day at the Laurelwood Dairy Queen.  The event is family friendly and will jam packed with things to do. 
  • Meet Ben Fanelli from The Kitchener Rangers!
  • Get your Face Painted by Bre Creative
  • There will be a banana split eating contest featuring local celebrities & more!

Please make sure you can stop in and show your support.  Additional information can be found on THE RECORD website, the Stuff To Do facebook support page & event fundraiser page.

Please pass the poster along as well. A larger version of the poster created by Cutegecko can be found by clicking here.

We want to see all of the #kwawesome area residents out to the event on July 26th!

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