The annual Together We Make a Difference Radiothon was a smashing success this year, exceeding the $60,000 goal.

The Sheep River Health Trust (SRHT) had an exciting day at The Eagle 100.9 radio station, with a parking lot full of food trucks and vendors, from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.

At the end of the day, the total had grown to $67,374.36, significantly exceeding the $43,000 raised last year.

This is radiothon number eight, and SRHT executive director Andrea Mitchell was pleased with how things went.

"Every year we think, 'Is this the right event for us? Is the community going to come down? Are they going to put money in those boxes?' But especially after COVID last year, as we're starting to get back to normal, I think this is a really important day. It shows that the community is willing to participate and support great health care in our region."

Things started off a little bit slower due to the weather.

"It was a really exciting day. We started with some rain, cloudy skies."

Thankfully the sun came out and with it, lots of people from the community.

The Eagle 100.9 hosts Logan Coutts and Shayne Hill provided live updates throughout the day.

Proceeds from the radiothon are going towards local health and wellness initiatives in the community.