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Hemlock residents donate to school

Hemlock Valley Fire Chief Marty McKinney collects clothing donations.  - Submitted photo
Hemlock Valley Fire Chief Marty McKinney collects clothing donations.
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The September 10th weekend was a busy one in Hemlock Valley, starting off with the Hemlock Valley Fire Department's "non-tournament" golf tournament.

Fire Chief Marty McKinney says the downturn in the economy seems to have affected the affordability of the annual Charity event as registration was down this year. The event was officially cancelled in August but those who had pre-registered asked for their tee-times to be held, as they wished to golf anyway.

Through the kindness of the hearts of those who showed up to golf at the Sandpiper Course in Harrison Mills on Saturday Sept. 10, $400 was raised to help support the Deroche elementary school breakfast program.

Sandpiper Golf Course kicked in free cart rentals and a food voucher for the Rivers Edge Restaurant in appreciation of the support of the players and their donations to the Deroche School Program.

Some prizes were donated by Overtime Athletics, Southside Nissan and Sandpiper Golf Course.

Further to the money raised at the Golf Course the Hemlock Valley Fire Dept. and the

Hemlock Valley Homeowners Association both kicked in $200 each in support of the program.

The money raised was presented Saturday evening during the Community Pot Luck Dinner to Area C Director Wendy Bales by Hemlock's Fire Chief Marty McKinney, Homeowners Association President Brian Murphy and the golf organizer Warren Crick, for her to pass on to the Deroche school principal.

The Community Pot Luck Dinner was well attended by the community residents.

During the event there was live entertainment supplied by wandering minstrel Chelsea and also DJs Kristen and Randy.

During the event, the Fire Department was collecting clothing articles for the less fortunate and used batteries which will be sent for recycling with some of the proceeds from the recycled materials going to the Canadian Firefighters Childrens Burn Fund.

Food was so abundant that a Sunday lunch was organized to use up all the leftovers from Saturday evenings function.

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