Highlights included a performance by the Carpentry teachers of CVCEC, the Durham County Poets, The Cranes, and Nanette Workman, who performed her famous “Lady Marmalade” among other favourites. Martin Deschamps and Ricky Paquette joined Nanette on stage as well.
It was a community effort, with everyone from elementary to high school students, community members to fair members, offering their assistance.
The elementary students who got a ride to the fairgrounds wrote a letter of thanks to the bus company, Autobus R. Leduc, who when hearing about the nature of the project, waived the transporation fee.
” I am very proud of my students and their desire to help out a good cause. This is just another example of how fortunate we are to live and work in communities where lending a helping hand is not a buzz word but instead a way of life that defines the true meaning of community,” said O.E.S. principal David Brisebois.
With tickets costing either $15 (regular) or $50 (VIP), the school is happy with the success of the event.
“A huge thank you to everyone involved, and now we will build a house ‘together,’” says Alice Loney, who is one of the main organizers of this initiative, 'We met our objectives in ticket sales and community awareness of the "Our House' project."
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