Lambton County Councillors and community partners will gather in Warwick Township this week for the annual Warden’s Charity Picnic, during which time funds will be raised for two local organizations.
The “by invitation only” event is being held Thursday (July 10) at Warwick Hall and will benefit the Inn of the Good Shepherd’s Mobile Food Market and Troy’s Run Foundation.
The event includes raffles, a silent auction, and a live auction hosted by Great West Auctions, which is donating its time. Items up for bid include the use of the City of Sarnia’s community suite at the RBC Centre; four Patio VIP tickets to the Summer Never Ends event at the Stokes Bay lawn; and two passes to the Festival of Good Things.
“Both of the organizations selected to benefit from this year’s event have established themselves as key advocates within their respective communities,” says Warden Todd Case. “I’m proud to work on behalf of these groups and encourage our guests to participate with a spirit of generosity.”
The Inn’s Mobile Market visits 11 neighbourhoods and communities throughout Lambton County every week, from July to the end of October, distributing over 4,000 pounds of fresh, local, donated produce to help provide a healthy diet to families in need.
“Unfortunately, poorer health often goes hand-in-hand with living in poverty,” says Myles Vanni, executive director of the Inn. “Offering a healthier diet has a positive impact in so many ways including education, wellness and employment.”
Troy’s Run Foundation, which is headquartered in Watford, is a volunteer-based organization focused on creating a better lifestyle for survivors of brain injury and their loved ones. Current initiatives include the “Helmets for All Campaign,” educational and community outreach events, and the sponsoring of established support groups.