Nation Valley News
LONG SAULT — The effort to prevent the closure of two South Stormont schools is serious — serious enough to require a war chest of dollars in the struggle against the Upper Canada District School Board proposal.
But fun and music are on the agenda as the ‘Save South Stormont Schools’ mounts its first fundraiser event in support of the grassroots campaign to keep open Rothwell-Osnabruck School and Longue Sault Public School.
The Nov. 11 rally will feature Twisted Kilt live on stage — 7 p.m. to midnight at the South Stormont Township Hall. (Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.) Partygoers are encouraged to bring a photo of a child affected by the proposed school closures (with name and grade on the back), as event organizers intend to create a collage demonstrating the impact of the UCDSB plan.
“Proceeds raised will go towards: signs, postage, paper for flyers, printing, billboard materials and anything needed to mobilize and inform our community of what is happening,” says Jennifer MacIsaac, one of the organizers.
Advance tickets are available from committee members, Encore Shoppe, Waterview Restaurant, Butler’s Restaurant and Raw Fit.