Farmers feed local charities

Dundas County Hospice celebrates the contribution, via the Dundas Farmers' Charity Gala, that will enable the construction of a new accessibility ramp. From left, contractor Gary Whitford, Dundas Farmers' Charity Gala organizing committee member Rose Stewart, Dundas County Hospice Vice-Chair Paul Renaud, Gala organizing committee head Jackie Kelly-Pemberton, and Dundas Federation of Agriculture President Steven Byvelds. Smith photo, Nation Valley News

Dundas County Farmers’ Gala ramps up contributions to Hospice, Community Food Share

DUNDAS COUNTY — The proceeds of the recent Dundas County Farmers’ Charity Gala have been plowed into the organizers’ selected charities.

Dundas County Hospice and Community Food Share (formerly know as the Dundas County Food Bank) individually received cheques this week totalling $13,000.

The $8,000 forwarded to Hospice will build a new accessibility ramp on the front of that organization’s Williamsburg headquarters. The symbolic sum includes in-kind donations of materials from Winchester BMR, Lannin Home Building Centre, Cedarview Lumber and Black Lumber, along with the donated labour of contractor Gary Whitford.

Meanwhile, Community Food Share dented its budget replacing the furnace and air-conditioning system at its Winchester outlet earlier this year. Five thousand dollars from the Gala will help cover that cost as well as assist with regular food bank operations.


Community Food Share Chair Terry Trickle receives proceeds of the recent Dundas Farmers’ Charity Gala from organizer and Past Dundas Federation of Agriculture President Jackie Kelly-Pemberton. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

Below, a bit of footage from the March 25 Gala live auction, which helped generate the funds distributed this week.


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