by Tanya Philion
On Saturday, April 20, Community Living North Grenville hosted the 9th annual Comedy Night & Auction at the North Grenville Municipality Centre. The evening began with 6:30 cocktails, and at 7:30 there was a Live Auction, featuring auctioneer Hunter McCaig, and then came the comedy. Comedians featured were Mike Beatty, Wafik Nasralla and the headliner, Scott Faulkinbridge. To complete the evening, all guests were invited to participate in a silent auction.
Lockwood Brothers Construction was the title sponsor for this sold-out event of plenty of laughs and entertainment throughout the whole evening. Approximately 260 people enjoyed delicious creations by Catered Affairs.
During the evening, Kathy Botham, Residential Supervisor for Community Living North Grenville, had us all stand up to recognize that we are all part of the Community Living organization. “Community support is what keeps this organization growing strong”.
All the proceeds from this, and past, past fundraising events have helped to cover transportation costs for their clients. Proceeds this year will assist with a significant project of affordable housing, to build nine new town home units, in partnership with Lockwood Brothers Construction.
According to Sandra McNamara, Executive Director, these events have made it possible to maintain their base budget for the last eleven years now. “Laughter is good for our soul. We are all in for a good night, and will end up happier and healthier tomorrow for it”.