Kinsmen Pizza Party slices up $100,000 mark

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Kinsmen Club of Cornwall's Claude Legault at the eighth annual pizza party at the Best Western Parkway Inn.

CORNWALL, Ontario - The pizzas were nearly as fresh as the news that the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall has collected more than $100,000 through a popular event that benefits youth in the area.

The eighth annual Kinsmen Pizza Party collected nearly $14,000 last Friday, and with that has brought in $107,800 over the years.

"Everything we do goes back to helping youth," said Dan Carbonnell, chair of the event. "Without all of the people here, we wouldn't be able to do it."

About 220 people crammed into the Best Western Parkway Inn to sample pizza from a variety of Cornwall outlets.

The judges ranked the Louis Pizzeria, Pizza and Pasta Express and Bobby's Place in the top three, while the people's choice awards went to Louis', Pizza and Pasta Express and Milanos, in that order.

The Kinsmen Club donated $2,000 each to Eamer's Corners Public School, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and the local Boys and Girls Club, while $1,000 went to the Koala Centre in Cornwall and $800 was provided to the Savard family to help with the care of their son Jordan.

The event was sponsored in part by TC Media.

Organizations: Kinsmen Club of Cornwall, Kinsmen Pizza Party, Best Western Parkway Inn Corners Public School Big Brothers and Big Sisters Boys and Girls Club Koala Centre

Geographic location: CORNWALL, Ontario

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