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BoARD DoNAtES to locAl ooD BANkS
A summer ood drive by the Saint John Real Estate Board hasraised well over two tons o ood or ood banks in southwestNew Brunswick. Last month, the Board issued a challenge to itsmembership, aer hearing about shortages at local ood banks,to come up with 1,000 pounds o ood beore the end o July.A riendly competition among the 280 REALOR® members o the Board generated one ton o ood, and then the REALORS®hosted barbeques at three Superstore locations, accepting oodand cash donations rom the public in exchange or barbequedhamburgers and hotdogs.“Te generosity o the public was overwhelming,” said Barry MacDonald, Chair o the REALORS® Care Committee, whichcoordinated the ood drive. “People gave by the bag-ull, andeven by the cart-ull.” About 55 REALORS® participated in thebarbeque events, cooking up ood, collecting donations, andcirculating among the shoppers in the store to remind themabout the ood drive.Expectations were high, according to the Board, but the endtally, coming it at 4,381 pounds, surpassed 2 tons. “Tat blewthe goal we set or ourselves right out o the water,” said BoardPresident Jason Stephen. “I am very proud o the generosity o the members o our Board and the members o our community.”O particular note, Stephen points out, is the donation o SaintJohn REALOR® George Carroll, who brought in 725 poundo ood. “I like a challenge,” laughed Carroll last week, as hebrought in yet another load o bags o our, juice, and cannedgoods. “And I hate to lose!”Te Board also raised over $1,000 in cash donations at thebarbeque, which MacDonald says will be converted into gicards or more groceries to donate.Te Saint John Real Estate Board covers the southern part o New Brunswick to the US border in St. Stephen, and includesthe counties o St. John, Kings, Charlotte and portions o QueensCounty.
cARD PARtIES IN BEllEISlE
Card Parties, sponsored by the Belleisle Senior’s Club, are held atthe Belleisle Creek Hall on
at 7:30pm. All welcome.