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Councillor Amyotte prepared to spend a night in the igloo

by Ben Clarke

Following the successful completion of the Rainbow Igloo Project at the North Kawartha Community Centre, three local women are hoping to raise money for the North Kawartha Food Bank.

The ‘gloo crew’ ladies made up of Amanda Gray, Meghan Brown and Carolyn Amyotte are pledging to spend ‘A Night in the Gloo’ if the trio can raise $1,004 and/or 1,004 pounds of food for the North Kawartha Food Bank with a deadline set for March 15.

“This amazing project has now led to a great fundraising event,” said Amyotte, a North Kawartha Councillor and co-chair of the Apsley Winter Carnival which was held last weekend.

“Please send in your donations of dollars and food. From a secret wish of mine to a community-wide endeavour, to the most popular attraction at the carnival, and now a very unique fundraising opportunity, I am blown away by the positive impact this beautiful ice creation has had.

“I’d love nothing more than to see rainbow igloos popping up all over the place.”

Those interested in making a contribution will receive a charitable tax receipt for donations of $20 or more.

The ladies will also be collecting donations themselves and money and/or food can be dropped off at the North Kawartha Food Bank in Apsley located at 135 Burleigh St. Box 641 K0L 1A0.

The facilities are open Tuesdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and the deadline to donate for this cause is March 15.

Cheques can be made payable to the North Kawartha Food Bank (charitable tax number 870526514RR0001).

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