Foodland BBQ raises funds for Chantry Island Lighthouse

Thursday, July 13th, was the chance to stop by Southampton Foodland and enjoy a barbecued hot dog or sausage on a bun by donation in support of the local Propeller Club.

The Maple Leaf BBQ-mobile stopped by Southampton Foodland and many visitors took advantage of a BBQ lunch.

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All monies raised were donated to the Propeller Club (which is under the auspices of the Marine Heritage Society) toward the future maintenance of the Chantry Island Lighthouse. “Once again, we have to thank the community for its support,” says Foodland owner, Martino Catalano. “It was a busy time and everyone who enjoyed the BBQ donated generously to the on-going work of the Propeller Club for our Chantry Island Lighthouse, which is the icon of Southampton, and we were pleased to donate the funds to this project.”

(L) Vicki Tomori and Eric Tolton (R) (Pres. Marine Heritage Society) accepts the donation from                                                            Foodland owner Martino Catalano (C)

Vicki Tomori thanked Foodland owner, Martino Catalano.  “This is a wonderful donation and we are so grateful for the support of Foodland and the community.”

The volunteer Propeller Club conducts daily tours from Southampton Harbour to the Island throughout the summer (dependant on safe weather conditions) and all funds raised through various events go back into the maintenance of the Island, which is also a designated Federal bird sanctuary.

As part of the organization’s fundraising efforts is the upcoming 2023 Marine Heritage Festival weekend in Southampton from July 21st – 23rd, that is a free family fun event with a wide variety of activities that all begin on Friday, July 21st at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and Fairy Lake.