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Feature Article - October 12, 2006

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Feature Article - October 12, 2006

Abrams Brothers headline grand finale for Jeff Grice fundraising campaign

In 2003 when local businessman and Sydenham resident Jeff Grice suffered a spinal cord stroke leaving him a paraplegic, friends of the father of four were at a loss as to how to help.

This past spring they launched the “Back in Motion” campaign with the goal of raising $45,000 to help diminish the financial challenges experienced by the Grice family. Specifically, the dollars raised will retire the debt on the modified vehicle, a Braun Entervan, that has put Jeff behind the wheel again and “Back in Motion”.

“We are excited and grateful to report that so far a grand total of $31,000 has been raised,” says fundraising chair Evelyn Snider.


“Family, friends, local businesses and private individuals are coming together and making a difference for the Grice family. As the campaign heads into its final month and with $14,000 left to fund raise, we know that TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT”, she added. “This campaign is about people helping people and how with one project, our community can encourage Jeff and his family to get back on the road again,” said Evelyn.

The final organized event of the campaign is a concert called “The Best in Bluegrass” featuring the ever popular “Abrams Brothers” on October 20 at 7 p.m. at Harrowsmith Free Methodist Church . Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Concert ticket requests can be made online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Maureen at 613-372-1238 or Elaine at 613-634-1144. Seating is limited so organizers encourage music lovers to get tickets early.

“We expect a sold-out concert to bring in about 45% of the remaining $14,000,” stated Evelyn. “We are inviting the local communities to help us raise the final 55% or $8,000 by concert night! How can you help? Attend the concert, organize your own event or send in your personal donation. Let’s pull together and make this dream a reality.”

To learn more about this project and how you can help, visit www.jeffgricebackinmotion.com or write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact Information: Evelyn Snider, Chair of the Jeff Grice Back in Motion Campaign (613-374-2587).

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