A helping hand
Fundraising event planned for Donnie Arsenault and Kathy Pendergast who have been left homeless after fire
Family and friends are rallying together to help a couple left homeless after a fire gutted their home.
Donnie Arsenault and Kathy Pendergast, from Egmont-Bay, who are are known as generous people always ready to help their families, friends and neighbours have been through a rough time themselves, and the community is invited to give them a helping hand.
The couple lost their home and all of their possessions in a recent fire, and a benefit night, complete with a variety show and an auction, is planned at the Wellington Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, July 8, at 8 p.m.
Well-known Island performers Michael Pendergast, Shane Pendergast, Andy Doucette, Jeannita Bernard, Nick Arsenault and Elaine Arsenault have already volunteered to entertain guests.
Merchandise has been donated and will be sold during the auction, but organizers are accepting contributions until the benefit night.
Acadian dishes such as râpure, fricot, meatpie, French buns and fudge will be on sale, as well as a 50-50 draw and regular lottery.
Donations are accepted at the door, and those who cannot attend the benefit can still contribute to the cause by visiting Evangeline-Central Credit Union in Wellington.