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Break and Enter at STACS Fine Food impacts Wood Buffalo Autism Society

Last Updated Nov 21, 2018 at 7:34 am MDT

PJOTO. Supplied. STACS Fine Food, located downtown on Manning Avenue, was broken into on Nov. 14, 2018 and had a total of $600 stolen from the restaurants float and money for a 50-50 draw in support of the Wood Buffalo Autism Society.

A break and enter that occurred at STACS Fine Food in downtown Fort McMurray on Manning Avenue had more than just cash being stolen from the locally owned restaurant.

The theft also involves the Wood Buffalo Autism Society as $200 dollars was stolen from the 50-50 Cash for Christmas Draw along with the tickets.

Cathy Niehaus, owner of STACS told MyMcMurray that they try to help all the local non-profit organizations that they can and with sharing a building with the Autism Society they have a special relationship.

“It felt defeating. There was probably two, five gallon buckets of glass all over the floor with a big hole in the front door,” said Niehaus.  

Nicole Spring, community ambassador for the Wood Buffalo Autism Society, told MyMcMurray that the raffle would have brought in $5,000 for the society and $5,000 for the winner.

“It would all go towards our programming. We like to keep our programs at no to low cost so that they are accessible to everybody. All of our fundraising efforts go for either programming needs, bringing speakers in, or items that we would require for our office to provide services to our families,” said Spring.  

Those who purchased a 50-50 ticket can bring their ticket stubs to STACS to get a replacement ticket.

Tickets are still available at the Wood Buffalo Autism Society, STACS Fine Food, St. John Ambulance and North Star Ford’s Gregoire Location for $10.

The draw date is Dec. 14th.