Results for Party Bridge for Monday, Sept. 25, 2017: 1) Bernice Barlow, 2) Judy Helle, 3) Betty Morris.
Sunday, Oct. 8, Thanksgiving Sunday, St. Andrew’s United Church will worship at 9:15 at St.. James United Church, Avonmore
More than 20,000 festivalgoers helped Beau’s Brewery set a new record for fundraising at the ninth annual Beau’s Oktoberfest in Vankleek Hill.
A sum of $100,205 was collected for projects and charities, surpassing the $75,000 goal, and bringing the nine-year total to $616,889. “This is amazing!” says Beau’s co-founder Steve Beauchesne. “This Oktoberfest was definitely warmer than we’re used to, and the spirit of generosity was just as strong as the sunshine. I love seeing Vankleek Hill come to life with such a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere every year we do this.” The United Way Charity Bike Ride took place again this year, raising more than $35,000 for an initiative called “All That Kids Can Be.” Among the beneficiaries are the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Foundation and the Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society, which will each receive $10,000.
By the numbers
Litres of beer and cider served: 31,570 People who took bus shuttles to get home safely: 3,741 Portions of food prepared: 46,400 Litres of local spring water served: 3,780 Beers entered in Homebrew Competition: 477 Number of festival volunteers: 785 plus 130 Beau’s staff Total artists/performers: 162 Keg-toss event participants: 169 RVs and tents in camping area: 524