Sunday, Nov. 13th was the first dart tournament of the dart season, the 3rd Annual Jeff LaCombe Memorial Tourney. The 80 players who took part raised $746 for the hampers. Beth Phillips and Chris Swoffer of the Colborne Legion Dart League organized the event.
Jeff was a dart player who died suddenly. The tournament is played each year to raise funds to support the Christmas Hamper program. Members of Jeff’s family were in attendance at the tournament. (more…)
On Tuesday, June 14th President Patti May attended a meeting of the Order of the Eastern Star, Colborne Chapter #82 at the Masonic Hall in Brighton. She took part in the presentation of cheques to Food Banks in Colborne, Brighton and Trenton. Each received $950 from their fundraising efforts.
Above, Worthy Matron Marie Jackson and Worthy Patron David Smith are pictured with the three grateful recipients.
Ashley and her family and friends have organized two fund raisers where the bars cleared over $1,300.00. (more…)
The Silent Auction December 13 by all accounts was a huge success. There were approximately 100 people who came and went from about 11:30 AM to the wrap up at 4:00 PM. In between they perused all the items that were available for purchase and wrote their bid on the bid forms. There were all kinds of different appetisers as well as some special beverages all provided by Black Dress Catering. Many of the items offered for sale were from various business’s as well as individuals in the community. At the end of the day there were items that sold for as low as $1.00 and items that sold for much more. The 50/50 draw collected $220.00. The winners share was $110.00 and the remainder was put into the total proceeds for the day. Many thanks go to all those who donated items for the silent auction as well as those who donated their time. The final tally is not in yet and once it is, that amount will be posted on the chat line. Once again a big thank you to Donna Rusaw of Black Dress Catering and to her team of helpers, Mandy Martin, Brenda Graham, John D Fox, Becky Williams,Courtney Dekeyser.
Food Drive at Colborne Foodland
Cramahe Firefighters Association Head Larry Dadson, and Firefighter Jamie Robinson present Captain Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM Legion President Bill Lutton with the van of food collected at Foodland December 12.
The Food Drive got a “big boost” December 12th from the Cramahe Firefighters Association Annual Food Drive. They delivered a van full of contributions collected at the Colborne Foodland to the Captain Charles S. Rutherford VC, MC, MM Legion Branch.
In Colborne, there are two food banks: the Cramahe Food Bank, which is financially administered through the Colborne Legion’s Community Services account, the other at Prospect Missionary Church.
The Cramahe Food Bank accepts public food donations, while financial donations can be directed to the Community Services account at the Colborne Legion. The Missionary Church oversees its own food-gathering efforts and we work in cooperation with them.Both are recognized by the County Food 4 All Warehouse as food banks.
Please note, no other agency is authorized as a food bank operation. It’s important we keep this community service effective and efficient. The need is great and we are dedicated to meeting that need.
The Cramahe Food Bank is in urgent need of financial donations at this time, which is earlier in the year than ever before. A sign of the times.