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Steak BBQ raises funds for upcoming Colchester family event


by Sylene Argent

On Tuesday, June 5, a $200 per plate fundraising barbeque was hosted inside the newly renovated Colchester Community Centre to raise funds for the upcoming July 28 community event that will take place at the Colchester Harbour and Park.

  The Colchester event is being designed to mirror last year’s Colchester 225 event, which will have a fireworks display, kids’ activities, and a live performance from the band, “Mudmen.”

  Councillor Larry Snively said the 2017 event was such a success, he was approached to host a similar event this year. He set out to raise $10,000 through the barbeque, and believes he was able to exceed his goal. He hit up local businesses to obtain donations.

  Councillor Steve Bjorkman took on some of the organizing tasks for the event, and Councillor Ron Rogers and Deputy Mayor Richard Meloche sold tickets also.

  “We are going to have a lot of fun on the 28th,” Snively said. “I’m looking forward to doing it next year, too.”

  Sponsors present in the group photo are as follows: Rafih Auto Group, Moir Ferris Crane, Harrow Kinsmen, Knights of Columbus Harrow. Legion Harrow. Kehl Windows. Smith’s Funeral Home. Country Depot. Subway Harrow. Munger Plumbing. Hallmark Memorial. Not present are:  Boudreau Construction, Auto Maxx, Sellick, and Hometown Pharmacy.

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