The Bonnyville Baptist Church is reporting that their trailer, containing bouncers, has been located. “Miracles DO still happen!” reports a post on the church’s Facebook page, “So far some damage but looks like most stuff is there!”
The church uses the bouncers to host a number of free events, focused on families and kids. Including, an annual Bouncy House Carnival ast the Centennial Centre and the free-to-attend Camp Shakinah.
Two weeks ago, when the trailer and bouncers were reported stolen, the community came together and started fundraising for the purchase of new bouncers. In just over a week, eleven businesses have donated $1,000 each to the Bonnyville Baptist Church. There was also a GoFundMe page started.
It is unknown what type of damage has been done to the returned items and if any bouncers remain missing. It is also unknown if there are any suspects in this case. Lakeland Connect will keep you posted as it develops.
Posted: January 28th, 2018
A 20-foot enclosed trailer full of bounce houses was stolen from the Bonnyville Baptist Church last week. The trailer is similar to the one pictured; however it has the church’s and many sponsor businesses logos on it. The trailer contained multiple bouncers that are marked with the church’s logo.
The bouncers were intended to be used at the church’s annual carnival at the Bonnyville Centennial Centre next weekend.
The church has confirmed that after speaking with the Centennial Centre, the facility has offered the use of their bounce house, free of charge so that the Beach Carnival goes on as planned. Saturday, February 3rd at the C2 from 12-4pm. The event is open to the public, everyone welcome!
If anyone has any information on the theft or sees similar items for sale on buy and sell pages please contact the Bonnyville RCMP at 780.343.7200