Gearing up for Heat Bank fundraiser
|By Lisa Gervais - Editor | November 8, 2018|
There’ll be an added twist at Sunday’s Heat Bank fundraiser with a Boshkung Brewery and Colin and Justin speciality beer being available for customers for the first time this weekend.
“This year, we have the pleasure of introducing the Highland Fling brew, a Scotch Ale produced in partnership between Boshkung Brewery and Colin and Justin,” said Heat Bank Haliburton County co-ordinator Tina Jackson.
She added the special brew will be available to purchase at Boshkung beginning Nov. 10 with proceeds coming back to Heat Bank.
The 5th annual Heat Bank night itself will be held Nov. 11 at Rhubarb Restaurant.
“I am super excited,” said Jackson, who added “it promises to be an extraordinary event with the smooth blues tunes of Nick and Benton, trays of yummy Rhubarb eats circulating as folks enjoy the live and silent auctions and sip on a splash of wine or Boshkung beer.”
She said that every year, Heat Bank helps hundreds of people, many of whom are seniors and children. They provide emergency firewood and grants for heating oil and propane. They also help people in crisis access other supports and services, including assistance with hydro, social services, housing help, mental health supports and more.
“No one should have to face a heating crisis alone and, thanks to the generosity of our community, we can be there to help those who need it this winter,” she said.
Tickets (they were 70 per cent sold out earlier this week) are available by calling Rhubarb at 705-489-4449 and are $50 per person. The Facebook event listing is at: facebook. com/events/910621839144682/
LISA GERVAIS is the editor for The Highlander.