It took more than an average Christmas wreath to raise over $ 500 for the Quesnel and District Palliative Care Association (QDHPCA).
Final bids for six unique crowns were counted on Monday, January 3 after a four-day online auction by Moose Meadows Farm.
Before Saturday, December 25, staff had gathered to decorate a wreath amid the Christmas cheer.
In 2020, a similar online auction raised $ 760.
âWe don’t usually make crowns like this,â said co-owner Heloise Dixon-Warren. “It’s just a really nice way to end the season and give a little back to an organization that is really worth it.”
For 20 years, Moose Meadow Farms has been making wreaths made from subalpine fir harvested from the forests of northern Cariboo for customers across North America.
The templates allow the wreaths to leave the doors of the Lac Bouchie farm quickly.
âBut each of them probably took over two hours to decorate,â Dixon-Warren said.
âThey were pretty special because people really thought about it a lot. “
One of the wreaths named “Heart of the Cariboo” was inspired by all the hearts that have been seen, shared and displayed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020.
Another titled âBerries and Butterfliesâ was inspired by the seasons following winter.
âIt’s definitely a good cause,â co-owner Ted Traer said of QDHPCA.
âPalliative care is one of those organizations that can use assistance at any time. “