Crowfest spreads the love

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From left, Andrew Thiel, Crowfest co-chair; Nicole Roeszler of Community Living Chatham-Kent; Doug Hunter from Sons of Kent; Paige Glasier from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent; along with gala co-chairs Dianne Lloyd, Jan Reinhardus, and Tracy Lewis celebrating the proceeds of the sale of Nevermore beer as part of Crowfest.

Organizers of the Crowfest gala were busy recently distributing finds to a trio of local non-profit groups.

Held in October as part of Crowfest weekend, the gala featured a silent auction and mystery bags. Proceeds from the sales from each netted Pet and Wildlife Rescue (PAWR), Community Living Chatham-Kent, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Chatham-Kent $1,500 per organization.

As well, Sons of Kent brewed a special commemorative beer for Crowfest. Nevermore, a black lager, was premiered at the Crowfest Gala, and proceeds from sale were divided among the three charities.

From left, Mayor Darrin Canniff, Nichole Roeszler of Community Living, and gala co-chairs Dianne Lloyd, Tracy Lewis and Jan Reinhardus.
From left, Tracy Lewis and Dianne Lloyd, co-chairs of the gala; Myriam Armstrong of PAWR; Rufus; Mayor Darrin Canniff; and Jan Reinhardus, co-chair of the gala.
From left, Crowfest gala co-chairs Tracy Lewis, Jan Reinhardus, and Dianne Lloyd and little friends, with Holly Larivee of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Mayor Darrin Canniff with his new little buddy.

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