AGH ‘Car or Ca$h’ draw Friday supports tornado victims

Food Drive for the West Carleton Food Bank

As a result of the tornadoes that ravaged West Carleton recently, the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation and the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation are adding a food drive to the Grand Prize Draw of the Car or Ca$h for Health Care raffle taking place this Friday, Oct. 5 at the Almonte Civitan Hall.

Attendees to the draw and community members are encouraged to bring non-perishable food such as coffee, rice, salmon, and canned fruit and tomatoes to the draw event which begins at 5 p.m.  Keith Bean, of Bean Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, will be providing a truck to transport the food donations to the West Carleton Food Bank on Saturday morning, just in time for the Thanksgiving Weekend.

Food donations can also be dropped off at Bean Chevrolet, Buick, GMC in Carleton Place or the Almonte General Hospital on Friday up until 3:30 p.m.

The Grand Prize Draw event for the Car or Ca$h for Health Care raffle will take place at 8 p.m.  Doors open at 5 p.m. A Ca$h BBQ and bar, performances by Eddy and the Stingrays and vintage cars will round out the evening.  This joint fundraiser for the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation, features a grand prize choice between a 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible or $30,000 Ca$h, both donated by Keith Bean.  

Tickets for the raffle are $20 for one or three for $50 and are available at Bean Chevrolet, Buick GMC in Carleton Place, the Almonte Hospital Gift Shop, the CPDMH Foundation office, and at Scotiabank in Carleton Place. Entrance to the Grand Prize Draw event is $10 if you already have a raffle ticket and $25 if you don’t (this includes a raffle ticket).