Agapè Centre Spring Fling supports food bank

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By Shawna O'Neill
Agapè Centre Spring Fling supports food bank
Claudette Godard and Hurley Richer showing their dance moves. Shawna ONeill/TC Media.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Agapè Centre’s first Fifties and Sixties Spring Fling drew a sold out crowd to the Agora Catholic Centre on Saturday, March 30.

Attendees tore up the dance floor to classic tunes late into the evening for a good cause, with many dressed in their best 50s and 60s era clothing. The centre was decorated to emulate the retro, Spring vibes with music note balloons, decorative flower art and more. Tickets into the dance were $15 each. Attendees also had the opportunity to engage in a live and silent auction.

“The night is great…for our first event, it’s an absolutely amazing success ,” said Maurice Dupelle, Chairman of Agapè Centre Board of Directors. “We are sold out with over 350 people in attendance. We’re here with a live auction, silent auction and a draw for $500 in loonies, and all proceeds are going to help end hunger for the Agapè Centre.”

“The overwhelming support of people purchasing tickets to get in has been amazing and we are really pleased with the turnout,” he added.

Dupelle explained that all proceeds from the evening will be going towards the Agapè Centre’s food bank and soup kitchen.

Stephanie Nalepa, Fundraising Coordinator, also thought the night was going incredibly well.

“This year is the first annual Spring Fling…of course, with the great turnout, we are definitely hoping it will be something people look forward to coming to every year,” said Nalepa.

Dupelle and Nalepa thanked the AM/FM band for entertaining the crowd, as well as auctioneer Peter Ross for donating his time. Rona and The Agora Centre were also thanked for their support.

The Agapè Centre’s next community fundraiser will be a Murder Mystery Dinner, taking place in June.

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