Cham-bettes disperse last of Home Tour funds
by Sandy Lindsay

March 8, 2017

Women Today

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Chair of Saugeen Memorial Hospital Board, Jonna Ebel (C) and Sally Kidson (R holding cheque) Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation, accepted the donation from the Cham-bettes Home Tour organizing committee (C back is tour home owner Bruce Durrer)

Chantry Island Cham-bettes donate to Southampton Rotary with Rotarians Henry Weichel (L back), Don Cherry (C front) and Pat O'Connor (R back) accepting

Chantry Island Cham-bettes in Saugeen Shores continue to give back to their community through their fundraising efforts as they have for more than 60 years.

The group's largest annual fundraising event, the annual Christmas Home Tour was the most successful yet.

The 8th annual tour in 2016 featured six local homes that were decorated by local designers that saw more than 1,000 people pass through and raised $18,000 (after expenses).

Earlier this year, the Cham-bettes donated $3,200 to the children's charity Caitlyn Cobean's Crusaders and Tara 'Boom' Houston Foundation.

On Tuesday, March 7th, the Cham-bettes donated the last of the fundraising monies to the local Saugeen Memorial Hospital and the Southampton Rotary Club.

The group donated $10,500 to the hospital which will go toward the Emergency Room Lab which is currently undergoing expansion.

The Southampton Rotary funds are earmarked for the new children's splash pad to be built at Jubilee Accessible Park in Southampton and that will open this summer in time for the Canada 150th celebration. 

Cham-bettes at their annual St. Patrick's Day early celebration

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According to Cham-bette Martha Bennett, they are already organizing this year's 2017 tour.  "We have eight homeowners who have stepped forward and already have one lined up for 2018."

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