Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes’ ‘BIG’ dinner and auction

By Lindsay Advocate

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton and Economy Wheels-Nissan have teamed up to organize their 17th annual dinner fundraiser for mentoring programs. The organization is reaching out to the community and asking people to attend this event to ensure that it can continue to operate and provide local mentoring programs to children.

The event is being held on Thursday June 6, at the Victoria Park Armoury. The doors will open at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 7 p.m. and the night will come to a close at 9:30 p.m. A cash bar is also available.

Some of the items available include a VIA Rail credit of $500, a 2019 Camp Can Aqua 2-week spot for a child, toys, tools, home decor, clothing and many gift certificates. The organization says that the business community has always been very generous and there should be 150 items available through the door prizes, silent auction and live auction. Any local business that would like to contribute to this event can contact the organization to discuss how they can assist. Kevin Barker Auctions will be handling the live auction portion once again.

Tickets can be purchased for $30 each, or a table of eight for $210. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the event. The meal will be catered by The Grand this year.

Dave Illman and Julie Corlett of BOB FM will be the emcees for the evening and the organization’s long-time supporters, Westerby Entertainment, will provide the dinner music and audio/video support.

In a press release, Jim DeFlorio, executive director, wrote “Big Brothers Big Sisters is a true community-based organization that can only provide a level of service that is based on the annual support we receive through our events, general donations and the United Way.”

If you would like to purchase a ticket to the event or make a donation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton asks that you call them at 705-324-6800.

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