January 01, 2014

Celebrate Erin moves to April

As published in The Erin Advocate

The Celebrate Erin event will be moved to the second week of April this year, as part of Volunteer Week, Town Council has decided.

The event was held for the first time last March, with awards presented to various volunteers, and items auctioned to support the East Wellington Community Services (EWCS) Food Bank.

EWCS President Al Alls told council recently that his organization would handle the fundraising part, but that the Town would also need to be involved in helping organize the event.

Councillor John Brennan said he hoped the event would maintain its positive energy, but overcome some of organizational problems encountered in the first year.

“We want to make it as accessible to the community as possible,” he said. There was discussion about getting more volunteers in attendance, reducing ticket prices and offering snacks instead of a full dinner.