The Estevan Legion have been able to make a significant dent in their debt load and are looking forward to returning to their giving ways.
"It seems to be going pretty good actually," explained Leonard Grube, treasurer at the Legion. "Our total debt debt when we started was over $40,000, but $16,000 was the debt that was well overdue and we paid that all off, thank goodness. So now now we're working on the rest to get everything current."
He adds that he has been pleasantly surprised by the support of the community who often tell him stories of how the Legion helped them in one way or another.
"It's unbelievable, even myself finding out by doing this, all the things the Legion over the years have done for this community it's phenomenal in actuality. Hopefully now once we get this straightened out, we'll get back to doing it again. That's what our goal is, is get back to giving back to the community.
There has been an outpouring of support from the community, both private citizens and the business community to the Estevan Legion. Clifton's No Frills is expected to make their own donation next week.
"It's fantastic. Clifton did this all on his own getting it going and the people, the No Frills customers, and they've just been fantastic."
"And the Co-op is doing some fundraising for us, they're going to be having a barbecue three times for us. Plus all the personal donations that we've received are fantastic."
"People of this community are fantastic. It's great to see."