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Bid for Kids Sake Results

Ingersoll— December 7, 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg & Area held their 12th Annual Bid for Kids Sake in Tillsonburg Nov 25, 2016. The Charity Auction & Battle of the Hors D’Oeuvres event was attended by over 220 community members, sponsors and volunteers. Their attendance is making a huge impact in the lives of families in their community.  Raising over $40,000 to benefit the families and youth in the Ingersoll, Tillsonburg & Area allows the Big Brothers Big Sisters to continue to support so many because of such a fantastic event.

“It was an amazing evening of fellowship, active bidding and community support” exclaims Deb Landon.  After reviewing feedback from participants at the event is seems “everyone, even first time guests, were really impressed with the look, feel and engagement over the night.” Live and silent auction were the keystone in the evening’s fundraising efforts, items sold at the event amount for over two thirds of the funds raised and this would not be possible without such generous donors  and it is also a great reflection of the people who came out to the event!   The remaining funds are derived from our fabulous sponsors.  This year’s sponsors really stepped up and supported their own community donating funds to the event supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Below is a list of our sponsors without which this event would not be nearly as successful!

Special Recognition to:

Diamond                UNIFOR Local 88

Platinum                Easy 101/Country 107.3, Heart FM

Gold                        Millcreek Printing, Verspeeten Cartage, IMT Ingersoll, Lions Club of Tillsonburg

Silver                                      Lion's Club-of Ingersoll, E & E McLaughlin, Rotary Club of Ingersoll, State Farm-Ingersoll-Ann Lofthouse, Bonduelle North America- Ingersoll, T.A Thomas Electrical Contractors

Bronze                   Kinette club of Tillsonburg, Knight of Columbus, Stauffer Motors and Thamesford Lions Club

All our generous Auction Item Donors!!

Thank you to LIVE Auction donors: Stubbe’s Brandsource Furnishings  ~  West Jet Cares for Kids  ~  Via Rail  ~  Easy 101/ Country 107.3 Radio  ~  Ron Fitzgerald & Gretzky Family  ~  John & Sandra Gilvesy  ~  Lise & Kurt Morton  ~  Nu Décor  ~  Air Miles Canada ~ Ingersoll Home Building Centre  ~  Leanne Hennessy  ~  Shooting Stars Photography

MC—John Biggs, Easy 101  ~  Auctioneer—Jared Pettman  ~  Battle Judges— Elliott Coelho, Pernell Richards & Stacey MacPhearson  Entertainment—Ken Archer & Scott Doyle

Special Mention – Custom Concept Photography  ~  Awesome Blossoms ~ Tillsonburg News ~  Lion’s Club of Ingersoll  ~  Armour Pro Lighting & Sound  ~  All Celebrations  ~ Alexandra Hospital  ~  Bere’s Catering  ~  Wedding Favours

Battle of the Hors D’Oeuvres

This year our contestants were a mix of returning and new restaurants. Participants included; JP’s Barbeque & Catering, Indigo Lounge, Boston Pizza Tillsonburg, Quinton’s Catering, “It’s All About You” Catering, Corey’s Restaurant, Local Dairy - Ingersoll & The Bridges at Tillsonburg. The winner this year in both the Critic’s Choice and People’s Choice awards was JP’s BBQ & Catering. We also wish to acknowledge the hard work each of our participants put into their submissions; all were well received.

Be sure to mark your calendars for our 2017 Events - Curl for Kids Sake (February 4th & 11th), Bowl for Kids Sake (April 27th- 29th; May 4th -6th), and Bid for Kids Sake  (November 24th).   Remember to regularly check our website for program information and event news. Like us on Facebook & Twitter to follow along with our events & activities www.facebook.com/bbbsingtburg @BBBSIngTburg

For more information:

Deb Landon, Executive Director      

Big Brother Big Sisters Ingersoll, Tillsonburg & Area

519-485-1801                      bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
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