Jeff Gill, Hub Now – July 2012
Scotiabank employees presented members of the Cobequid Lawn Bowls Club with a cheque for $2,487 after they helped out at a fundraiser held at The Engine Room. Pictured from left is Randy Jollie, Marissa Fong, CLBC President TedLohnes, CLBC Publicity Karen Hennigar, Heather Hagen, Judy Camm, Darryl Pike and CLBC top canvassers AnneFeeley-Legere and Ben Legere.
The Engine Room played host to a very successful fundraising effort by the Cobequid Lawn Bowls Club on July 7.
More than 80 people showed up to give their support and raise money for the club. Approximately 100 items and packages donated for the event were either sold in a silent auction format or auctioned off live by Colchester County Councillor Earl McKenna.
The event also had two very successful 50/50 draws. The highlight of the afternoon was drawing the winner of the Gift Tree which club members had been selling tickets on for over a month. The winner of the $500 Gift Tree was Adele Kinley – she was the lucky winner out of 1,520 tickets sold.
A huge supporter of this event was Scotiabank. The company had some great volunteers to help through the day. They also matched dollars that were raised that day through door tickets, donations and Gift Tree sales. Their contribution to the fundraiser was $2,487, bringing the Grand Total of the fundraising project to $13,631.50.
Craig Burgess, of the Fundraising Committee, noted that the event would not have been possible without the almost 200 businesses and individuals who generously donated items and cash to the fundraiser. He also sends a big thank you to all the club volunteers who helped canvas the town for those donations and the volunteers who helped put this event together.
“Our membership has reached the 70 mark and daily participation has been great,” says Ted Lohnes, President of the Cobequid Lawn Bowls Club. “The weekly three Coffee Leagues are fast becoming a highlight of club participation. This week, the weekly Mixed Pairs League and the Open Triples League commenced play, and on August 18 we will host our very first Invitational Tournament. Drop-in bowling is getting busier by the day.”
Many renovations have already taken place including new windows, doors and a 60 foot deck. Looking ahead, more renovations are planned for the inside of the clubhouse, including the addition of a kitchen and washroom. Exterior lights around the playing area are also part of the renovations.
Anyone looking for more information can visit the Cobequid Lawn Bowls Website at www.cobequidlawnbowls.com