This year's Shamrock Shimmy hosted by the Airdrie Food Bank was a huge success bringing in much-needed funds. In total, $40,814 was raised. 

Christine Taylor, the food bank's Marketing and Communication Manager, talked about how the night went. 

"It's just an incredible event for people to come out and have a lot of fun and everybody had a great time. It was great to see so many people"

The event saw live music, silent and live auctions and around 180 members partake in the festive night.

AirdriePhoto of some volunteers.

The funds raised will be used for multiple programs the food bank has, like their "Hamper and Pantry Program", "Basic for Babies" and "Fuel for Kids". According to Taylor, the food bank is feeding over 600 families a week.

"The need is still there. We don't see that that is lessening over time, it's increasing, if anything."

This year's fundraising total is one of the largest on record, marking the biggest since the onset of COVID-19. Last year's event raised approximately $39,000.

Taylor finished off by wanting to thank all the sponsors and anybody who helped make Shamrock Shimmy possible.

The Shamrock Shimmy will be back next year. 

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