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Home for the Holidays supports Maison Baldwin House

By Marc Benoit, Special to Seaway News
Home for the Holidays supports Maison Baldwin House
The Cline House was happy to be part of the Home for the Holidays Tour on Sat., Nov. 30, 2019 to help raise money for Maison Baldwin House. Mary Ann Marleau from Royal LePage is pictured here with Lori Murray who rents space in the Cline House building. Alongside Lori is her daughter Tony Anderson (Marc Benoit/Special to Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – It’s not yet time for Santa Clause to make his rounds to every house, but on Saturday, Nov. 30, the public had the opportunity to visit a few key locations around SDG and for a good cause.

Royal LePage partnered with a few homeowners, such as the Cline House Gallery, for the Home for the Holidays fundraiser to raise money for Maison Baldwin House for the second year in a row.

Homeowners opened their homes to the public for a walking tour, featuring Christmas decor, door prizes and good food. Last year, the event raised $7, 000 for the charity, which supports children and women who have become victims of abuse.

“We started the tour at 10 a.m. and we’ve had a steady stream of visitors coming through the home, everyone’s all excited about it and getting into the Christmas spirit,” said Marry Ann Marleau with Royal LePage. “A lot of people have mentioned this is their second year and they really enjoy it.”

“A lot of positive feedback…it’s been very successful in my opinion,” added Marleau.

Each location had a representative from Royal LePage and the team has been planning the event since Jan. 2019.

“We can’t thank them enough, they’ve been with us through thick and thin,” said Debbie Fortier, Executive Director for Maison Baldwin House. “They’re fantastic to work with and we really appreciate what they do for the shelter.

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