Dear Editor:

Concerning the story Lid closed on fundraising barbecues, in the August 8th edition of the Pioneer, the Windermere Health Care Auxiliary has been one of the non-profits to benefit from the hot dog sales that Mr. Miller has so generously supported. All of this subsequent fundraising has allowed us to support Columbia House and the Palliative care suite in the Invermere Hospital. We will be hard pressed to find an alternative option for raising these funds. Ridiculous is the need to have a commercial kitchen in which to cook hot dogs to make them safe for public consumption. When was the last time someone fell ill from one of these hot dog sales? Apparently nobody can recall. Our hope is that there will be enough support for continuing this fundraising event directed to Mr. Macdonald.

Margaret Bashnick, President Windermere Health Care Auxiliary