Local centenarian celebrates 100 years in style
CORNWALL, Ontario - Lucienne Bray celebrated her 100th birthday among friends and residents at the Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation.
Cornwall Town Crier, Wes Libby serves up a slice at the 11th annual Kinsmen Club Pizza Party. (Alycia Douglass)
CORNWALL, Ontario - This Friday, March 31, the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall hosted their 11th annual Pizza Party fundraiser at the Best Western.
Slinging pizza pies from eight local restaurants, the event aimed to raise money for local individuals and charitable organizations to offer them a leg-up with funding.
Throughout the evening, a panel came to the painstaking conclusion in deciding which Cornwall pizza reigned supreme, selecting the city’s top three pizzerias.
Funds raised during the event will help in supporting Koala Place Child and Youth Advocacy, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Cornwall, the Boys and Girls Club of Cornwall and SD&G, Rachel’s Kids, as well as the SPEC OPS program.
Event chairman Scott Beck says that what makes the event work is the community’s continued support.
“It’s all done through fun and interaction with the community,” said Beck.
The event brought in approximately 260 people, with roughly two thirds being returning guests. “The rest are all new faces,” said Beck. “We’re very happy with that.”
With members assisting the staff in serving up slices, Beck said that he was grateful to have such a dedicated team backing the event.
“It’s been all hands on deck,” said Beck. “The Kinsmen Club has really come together to make this a wonderful event.”
Last year’s event raised roughly $14,000.00 bringing the overall total to over $135,000.00 raised to support the community’s greatest needs.