Posted April 01, 2015
The Rotary Club of Amherstburg held its 28th annual pasta dinner fundraiser for Easter Seals and hope, once all the bills are paid, to raise at least $1,500.
Rotarian Martin Breshamer, the club’s Easter Seals chairperson, said last Thursday evening’s dinner drew 110 people. That was down slightly from last year, he stated.
“It was still a nice event,” said Breshamer. “I think everyone had a nice time.”
Breshamer pointed out that all proceeds raised by the Rotary Club go towards supporting Easter Seals children. The dinner also included raffle and door prizes.
The event started at the Anderdon Tavern but moved over to the Amherstburg Knights of Columbus Hall once the Anderdon Tavern was sold and subsequently demolished. This year’s pasta dinner was the 12th at the K of C Hall.
“We’re very grateful to the K of C’s staff,” said Breshamer.
This year’s Easter Seals ambassadors are Sammy Uprichard and Kameron Seguin, both of whom attended the pasta dinner with their families. Uprichard and Seguin will be part of the Easter Seals telethon on Cogeco Cable 11 April 12.
“It’s been a great time,” said Uprichard, of being an ambassador.
Seguin said they get to participate in a number of events around the area, including the telethon. Being on television will be “cool,” he said.