10:30 a.m., Sept. 15)
and Trickets event raises over $2000 for two worthy charities
By Fred Sherwin
About 100 fans of the hit TV series The X-Files
made their way to the intersection of Mulder
Avenue and Scully Way on Friday night to mark
the 20th anniversary of the paranormal series.
Alzheimer's Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County and the
Sens Foundation will each recieve over $1,000 in the coming
weeks thanks to the fundraising efforts of Diane Charlebois
and the members of her hard-working volunteer committee.
2nd Annual Treasures and Trinkets Antique Fair and Garage
Sale was recently held on the front lawn of the St. Joseph
Manor and by all accounts it was a major success.
constant flow of bargain hunters filed past the garage
sale tables throughout the day while professioal appraisers
Kim Murray, Jim Horton, Richard Hardick and Arthur Bousquet
volunteered their time to appraise everything from vintage
games to family heirlooms were kept extremely busy.
Legari was pleasantly surprised to find out that a pair
of condiment dishes she was given as a wedding present
from an ex-boyfirend were actually 145-year-old crystal
and sterling salt cellars worth $650 in their original
had no idea how much they were worth. Six hundred and
fifty dollars for something that was a gift from an ex-boyfriend
is very good," said an astonished Legari has been
using the salt cellars to serve parmessan cheese in with
good news at the appraisal tables reflected the positive
result of the event in raising awareness and dollars for
the Ottawa and Renfrew County Alzheimer's Society.
fundraising co-ordinator Teresa Hicks said the Antique
Fair and Garage Sale is one of many important events that
provide funding to the orgainization which serves a growing
the past six years the Society's client base has grown
threefold as the number of people affected by Alzheimer's
and dementia in Ottawa and the surrounding community has
climbed to over 15,000.
means a lot. Fundaising is the better part of how we are
able to provide our programs and services to the community
that's effected by dimentia and Alzheimers, so we rely
on people like Diane to support the Alzheimer's Society
with events such as this," said Hicks.
year's Treasures and Trinkets Antique Fair and Garage
Sale raised over $2,000 which will be split evenly between
the Ottawa and Renfrew County Alzheimer's Society and
the Sens Foundation.
and Trinkets organizer Diane Charlebois owed the success
of this year's event to near perfect weather and the gracious
support of friends, volunteers and sponsors who came back
for a second year.
been really fantastic and rewading. In fact, I'm already
thinking of what more we can do for next year's event,"
event sponsors included Club optimiste de Blackburn Hamlet,
Dumouchel Meat and Deli Market, Gabriel Pizza St-Joseph
Blvd., Tim Hortons ar Trim and Watters; Bytown Catering;
Monte Cristo Productions; and IGS Group Laminating.
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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