The 10th Annual Comedy Night and Auction was an outstanding success in raising over $22 thousand, which will go directly to helping those that we serve in Community Living North Grenville. There are several organizations that stand out for their generosity and support. Catered Affairs provided a delightful assortment of appetizers and light snacks for the event. Hunter McCaig with Rideau Auctions was the Auctioneer who rallied the audience to competitive bidding on auction items. YukYuks provided 4 Comedians to entertain us with their witty, chucklesome comic drama. The team at the North Grenville Municipality Centre set up the logistics for the event and provided support through the evening.
Much appreciation to our long-standing sponsors of the event; Atel Air, Jansen Law, McDougall Brown Insurance, D.R. Howell Electric, Hulse Playfair and McGarry Funeral Homes, RB Heating, Solution One Financial, Walker & Associates, and Catered Affairs. In addition, we received monetary donations from Brooks & Cryderman and Lockwood Brothers, donated wine from Pelee Island Winery, donated coffee from No Go Coffee and promotional advertisement from North Grenville Times.
Exceptional Live Auction items were donated by Abbott Road Suites, Adorn Landscaping, Anytime Fitness, Dan Bennett, O’Sullivan family, Equinelle Golf Course, Myers Motors, Good Night Bed Company, Jonssons’ Your Independent Grocer, Rideau Auctions, Canadian Tire, Terrace Green B&B, Hard Stones restaurant, Yazdani Dentistry, Molson’s Brewery, Workshop Dance Studio, Penny Beavis Realtor, The Score, Kemptville Live, Marty Coulas Insurance, and YukYuks.
Delightful and decadent bakery goods were donated by: Brigadoon Restaurant, Scott Trio Treats, Loughlin Bakery, Grahame’s Bakery, Ladybug Bakery and Kathy Botham. These desserts were auctioned at the event and brought in incredible bids up to $300 for butter tarts!
Our community’s generosity is amazing. We received silent auction items from the following organizations: Array Hair Studio, Country Treasures, Diane Dewing, Escape Salon, Fran Brauneisen, Bell Financial Services Inc., Get Cronk’d, Giant Tiger, Jac’s Boutique, Kemptville Animal Hospital, Price Holland Perrier family, Laurie Henry, Laurier Optical, Limerick Gardens, Bourguignon family, Designs by Lynne, No Go Coffee, O’Neill family, Kimberly’s Personal Training, Rideau Roastery, Sharon Dean, Stella Luna, Sun Life Financial, Thread Lightly Alpaca Farm, and Kelly Pruner Colterman, The Score, Body & Sole, JM Automotive, Rideau Glen Golf Course, Pink Soap Works .
A final thank you to those that attended the event which is about Inspiring Possibilities. Every day we are given the opportunity to inspire possibilities in people’s lives. It does not have to be complicated; we are all the same, yet we are different. At CLNG we work with individuals with intellectual disabilities to reach their full potential and possibilities in their lives. Inspiration for these individuals could be finding employment, recreation, community involvement, church, friendships. Attending our annual fund-raising event, you too are inspiring possibilities in your community. At CLNG we thank you for your continued support in helping us inspire possibilities.