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Harry Hunt 'appreciation night' set for January 15

Harry Hunt demonstrates thhe lengths -- and heights -- he will go to in order to get photos of local sportspeople for The Aldergrove Star. - SUBMITTED PHOTO
Harry Hunt demonstrates thhe lengths -- and heights -- he will go to in order to get photos of local sportspeople for The Aldergrove Star.
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Many of you know Harry Hunt.

He is the gentleman who comes to the arena, schools and sports fields and takes pictures at many events, games and tournaments, and then makes sure those pictures get printed in The Aldergrove Star, where he works as a freelancer in his retirement years.

He has been an integral part of the Aldergrove community for as long as anyone can remember. Over the years, since his youth  he has been a player, then a coach and mentor of many sports enthusiasts, especially his favorites of rugby and hockey. His spirit and dedication are admirable and have made a huge impact on this community.

Unfortunately, he and his family have been experiencing some hard times recently. His health has not been great in his senior years and his wife Betty's health is currently even worse. She is suffering from cancer and her prognosis is not good.

Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association has set aside $200 to provide meals to the Hunt family.

As well, a group of community volunteers are putting together a "Harry Hunt Appreciation Night" on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Aldergrove Kodiaks game to try to raise some money for the family and help show them how much the community appreciates all that he has done.

The community asking for your support in whatever way you can.

The hope is to fill the arena with as many minor hockey players and parents as possible, as well as players and parents from the many other sports Harry has covered over the years.

In addition, organizers are looking for silent auction items and/or donations, and also some additional volunteers to help put this night together.

Please contact Debbie Jones if you are able to help in any way. You can call or text Debbie at 604-842-2024 or email her at ldrbjones13@gmail.com

An account has also been set up at the Aldergrove Credit Union if you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation. The account number for Harry Hunt's family is 676410.

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