The Branch Restaurant will be hosting an afternoon of local talent at the end of the month to support the fundraising efforts of Refugees In North Grenville (R.I.N.G).

On Sunday, February 28, three local bands will perform starting with acoustic duo The Heroic Mad Peasants at 3 pm with songs focusing on ordinary people doing extraordinary things. At 4 pm, The Castle Minstrels will take the stage with a blend of Celtic and Canadian old time fiddle tunes, followed by the rootsy harmonic stylings of Bella Borealis at 5 pm.

Throughout the show, there will also be a silent auction featuring two lap quilts donated by Pat Kitley, a member of the Kemptville Quilters Guild. Local artist Neal Kempster has also donated a painting of sunflowers to be auctioned off.

The Branch will be offering their Rubber Boots Buffet from 2-8 pm complete with soup, salad and BBQ.

The concert is by donation, however a minimum donation of $5 is suggested. Event organizer  Polly Beach hopes to raise $2500 for R.I.N.G. by afternoon’s end.  All money raised will go towards furthering R.I.N.G.’s goal of bringing two Syrian refugee families to North Grenville.

Donations are still being accepted for the silent auction. If you have something to donate, please contact Polly at 613-269-9320 or R.I.N.G. through their Facebook page.

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