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Feature Article - March 1, 2007

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Feature Article - March 1, 2007

Travel Tots

by Jeff Green

The Child Centre in Sharbot Lake provides many services for children in Portland and Bedford District, and in Central and North Frontenac, but services are of no value if kids can’t get to them. The staff at the Child Centre try to help kids get to Child Centre programs, and to medical, pre-natal and specialised appointments in Kingston and beyond, by helping with transportation costs.

To help fund their transportation program, the Child Centre will be hosting their third annual Travel for Tots dance and silent auction on Friday March 23rd at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston .

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This licensed event includes refreshments, games and door prizes galore, a Foozeball tournament where the winner gets to keep the table, mini-raffle items, as well as dancing and a spectacular silent auction.

This year the silent auction items include an overnight trip to Niagara Falls (including tickets to Marineland), an overnight in Gananoque (including boat cruise tickets), dinner and movie tickets, and much more.

In advance of the event, the Child Centre has been raising money by collecting pennies and Canadian Tire money, as well as cash donations, so that all of the costs for the Travel for Tots are now covered. This means that every penny raised at the event will go directly into transportation. Three thousand dollars was raised in the first year of the event, $4,000 in the second year, and organisers are hoping to go even higher this year.

Tickets are $15 in advance, and $18 at the door. Can’t make it to Kingston on the 23rd? Buy a ticket anyway, and you will be entered in special draw. For information and ticket purchases, phone 613-279-2244 or 279-2260.

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