‘Old bags’ lunch promises to be fun

FORT FRANCES—With one week to go, the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s “Old Bags Lunch” is shaping up to be another fundraiser for district health care—with the emphasis on “fun.”
To be sure you don’t miss out on a good time for a great cause, the public is encouraged to get their tickets sooner than later.
“Tickets are moving well,” said Foundation director Teresa Hazel, adding more than 100 tickets already have been sold for the luncheon, which will be held next Saturday (April 21) at noon in the cafeteria at the Fort Frances High School.
Tickets cost $15 each, which includes a delicious bag lunch, entertainment courtesy of “The Baguettes,” and plenty of fun and games.
Paid tables of eight will be reserved.
Tickets are available at the 364 Store, Cousineau Brokers, and Sunset Country Ford, or by calling Joan Allison at 274-9484 or the Foundation office at 274-4803.
As the name implies, “bags” are the theme of the fundraiser. And a wide variety of them have been donated by residents from across the district and both sides of the border.
“We’ve got tons and tons and tons of bags,” enthused Allison, who is chair of the Foundation’s special events committee.
(In fact, they’ve gotten so many that no more donations are needed).
These bags range from tote bags, designer bags, and evening bags to bags for children and teens, cooler bags, and suitcases.
These bags will be up for bid, or otherwise eligible to be won, in a variety of games, such as “Designer Alley,” “Bag or No Bag,” Make an Offer,” and “Who Wants to Be A Bag Owner?”
“It’s just a fun afternoon,” Hazel said of the luncheon, adding everyone is encouraged to attend.
The fundraiser originally was scheduled for last Sept. 30, but had to be postponed. However, all previously sold tickets would be honoured.
Proceeds will be used to purchase medical equipment and maintain excellent health care services across Rainy River District.